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Book chapter - Peer-reviewed, 2015

Sol-Gel Precursors

Kessler, Vadim


The chapter describes synthesis, molecular structures, and reactivity of metal–organic precursors for sol–gel process. A special focus is made on functional silicon alkoxides for production of hybrid materials and on metal alkoxides. The availability, stability, and suitability of different precursors are considered in relation to their application procedures and the target materials.


biomedical applications; colloids; functional silicon alkoxides; hydrolysis; luminescent applications; metal alkoxides; mixed ligand silicon alkoxides; simple silicon alkoxides; sol-gel precursors

Published in

Book title: The Sol-Gel Handbook - Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, 3-Volume Set
ISBN: 9783527334865
Publisher: Wiley

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, The Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology

UKÄ Subject classification

Inorganic Chemistry
Materials Chemistry

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