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Materials 2010, 3(4), 2815-2833; doi:10.3390/ma3042815

Sol-Gel Synthesis of Non-Silica Monolithic Materials

Ugelstad Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), N-7491 Trondheim, Norway
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Received: 15 February 2010 / Revised: 13 April 2010 / Accepted: 16 April 2010 / Published: 21 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sol-Gel Technique)
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Monolithic materials have become very popular because of various applications, especially within chromatography and catalysis. Large surface areas and multimodal porosities are great advantages for these applications. New sol-gel preparation methods utilizing phase separation or nanocasting have opened the possibility for preparing materials of other oxides than silica. In this review, we present different synthesis methods for inorganic, non-silica monolithic materials. Some examples of application of the materials are also included.
Keywords: monoliths; hierarchical porosity; sol-gel monoliths; hierarchical porosity; sol-gel
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Gaweł, B.; Gaweł, K.; Øye, G. Sol-Gel Synthesis of Non-Silica Monolithic Materials. Materials 2010, 3, 2815-2833.

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