Accession Number : ADA111607

Title :   Formation of Monolithic Oxide Materials by Chemical Polymerization.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Jan 80-19 Jan 82,

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Yoldas,B E ; Partlow,D P

PDF Url : ADA111607

Report Date : 14 Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Hydrolysis of metal alkoxides results in the formation of polymer molecules with oxide main chains framed by hydroxyl and organic groups. The skeleton of the main structural chains in these polymer molecules is generally analogous to the skeleton of fused silica and quartz. However the method of hydrolysis affects the nature and extent of the oxide network. Thus changes in the hydrolysis process alter many of the fundamental properties of the gel which are reflected in its general behavior, as well as the oxide materials derived from the gel. One of the critical factors affected by the method of hydrolysis is the capability of the gel to remain monolithic through pyrolysis. This report presents an investigation of various parameters involved in the formation of inorganic polymers from metal alkoxides and the structures of these oxide materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Reaction kinetics, *Polymerization, *Oxides, *Polymers, Hydrolysis, Molecule molecule interactions, Chains, Molecular structure, Molecular weight, Monolithic structures(Electronics), Pyrolysis, Organometallic compounds, Hydroxyl radicals, Alkaloids

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
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