New flexible aerogels and xerogels derived from methyltrimethoxysilane/ dimethyldimethoxysilane co-precursors

Gen Hayase, Kazuyoshi Kanamori, Kazuki Nakanishi

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Abstract

We report new flexible "marshmallow-like" aerogels and xerogels with a bendable feature from the methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) and dimethyldimethoxysilane (DMDMS) co-precursor systems. A 2-step acid/base sol-gel process and surfactant are employed to control the phase separation of the hydrophobic networks, which give porous monolithic gels. The obtained gels become softer and more flexible with increasing DMDMS fractions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17077-17079
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume21
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 21
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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