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Porous Silica Sol-Gel Glasses Containing Reactive V2O5 GroupsPorous silica sol-gel glasses into which reactive vanadium oxide functional groups incorporated exhibit number of unique characteristics. Because they bind molecules of some species both reversibly and selectively, useful as chemical sensors or indicators or as scrubbers to remove toxic or hazardous contaminants. Materials also oxidize methane gas photochemically: suggests they're useful as catalysts for conversion of methane to alcohol and for oxidation of hydrocarbons in general. By incorporating various amounts of other metals into silica sol-gel glasses, possible to synthesize new materials with broad range of new characteristics.
Document ID
19950065256
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Stiegman, Albert E.
(Caltech)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Laser Tech. Brief.
Issue: 1
Subject Category
Materials
Report/Patent Number
NPO-19135
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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