Gels containing several different cations have been prepared by forming a polymerizable complex (PC). The method is related to the Pechini method. In this process, a complexing agent, for example, citric acid, and a gelling agent, for example, ethylene glycol, are used with soluble salts. The reactions among the reagents and the thermal evolution of the gels are studied in detail, using IR and Raman spectroscopies and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The resulting oxides from the PC method are compared to oxides from alkoxide routes.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Processing, Characterization and Applications|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||32|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Jul 9|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)