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Book chapter2015Peer reviewed

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

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

      SLU Authors

    • Kessler, Vadim

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

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    Inorganic Chemistry
    Materials Chemistry

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