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Chemical modification of thin silica films via the sol-gel-process


The sol-gel technique has been used for the preparation of silica films. The properties of these layers were varied by modification with aliphatic and aromatic compounds containing carbonyl groups. Structural changes in the gels were observed by IR and MAS NMR spectroscopy. The incorporated organic compounds interact weakly with the gel matrix, forming hydrogen bridges.

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Georgi, U., Brendler, E., Görz, H. et al. Chemical modification of thin silica films via the sol-gel-process. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 8, 507–509 (1997).

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  • silica films
  • chemical modification
  • IR