Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-24040
Title: Rheology of the gelation process of silica gel
Author(s): Filho, O. K.
Aegerter, Michel A.
Language: English
Year of Publication: 1988
OPUS Source: Journal of non-crystalline solids. - 105. 1988, 3, S. 191-197
SWD key words: Gelieren
Chemischer Prozess
DDC notations: 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: The rheology of silica sols prepared from mixtures of tetramethoxysilane (TMOS)-methanol-water under basic neutral conditions has been studied at 25, 40 and 60 ° C during the gelation process. The sols show non-Newtonian pseudoplastic behavior from the time of preparation with the appearance of yield stress near the gelation point. The results are analysed using rheological equations of state and the concept of the point of gelation is discussed. For neutral sols an apparent activation energy of 10 Kcal/mol is attributed to the process of polymerization. Qualitative determination of the gelation time for sols prepared under acidic, neutral and basic conditions is also reported at 25° C and as a function of the water content. © 1988.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-21666
Date of registration: 26-Jun-2009
Faculty: SE - Sonstige Einrichtungen
Department: SE - INM Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien
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