Uniform hydrolysis of metal alkoxides via homogeneous generation of water

A. Léaustic, Richard Riman

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Abstract

In situ polymerization of titanium, silicon, zirconium, and aluminum-zirconium alkoxides was accomplished via homogeneous generation of water. Tertiary alcohol dehydration, pinacol rearrangement, esterification, amide synthesis/decomposition and Hoffman degradation (quaternary ammonium hydroxide base decomposition) were the potential water-generating methods examined. Using tertiary alcohol dehydration or esterification reactions, it was possible to synthesize gels and powders. Some physical and chemical characteristics of these materials are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Volume135
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1991

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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