The Power of Non-Hydrolytic Sol-Gel Chemistry: A Review
AbstractThis review is devoted to non-hydrolytic sol-gel chemistry. During the last 25 years, non-hydrolytic sol-gel (NHSG) techniques were found to be attractive and versatile methods for the preparation of oxide materials. Compared to conventional hydrolytic approaches, the NHSG route allows reaction control at the atomic scale resulting in homogeneous and well defined products. Due to these features and the ability to design specific materials, the products of NHSG reactions have been used in many fields of application. The aim of this review is to present an overview of NHSG research in recent years with an emphasis on the syntheses of mixed oxides, silicates and phosphates. The first part of the review highlights well known condensation reactions with some deeper insights into their mechanism and also presents novel condensation reactions established in NHSG chemistry in recent years. In the second section we discuss porosity control and novel compositions of selected materials. In the last part, the applications of NHSG derived materials as heterogeneous catalysts and supports, luminescent materials and electrode materials in Li-ion batteries are described. View Full-Text
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Styskalik, A.; Skoda, D.; Barnes, C.E.; Pinkas, J. The Power of Non-Hydrolytic Sol-Gel Chemistry: A Review. Catalysts 2017, 7, 168.
Styskalik A, Skoda D, Barnes CE, Pinkas J. The Power of Non-Hydrolytic Sol-Gel Chemistry: A Review. Catalysts. 2017; 7(6):168.Chicago/Turabian Style
Styskalik, Ales; Skoda, David; Barnes, Craig E.; Pinkas, Jiri. 2017. "The Power of Non-Hydrolytic Sol-Gel Chemistry: A Review." Catalysts 7, no. 6: 168.