Amorphous aluminum hydroxide gels

A. C. Pierre, D. R. Uhlmann

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Abstract

The gelation of aluminum hydroxide sols obtained from aluminum-sec-butoxide in acidic media leads, depending on the conditions of preparation, to gels with a structure ranging from crystalline to amorphous to super-amorphous. A model for the structure of "super-amorphous" gels is presented to explain the observations. This model suggests the presence of swollen and folded boehmite planes as essential structural features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-276
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Volume82
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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