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Silica-based hybrid coatings

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Abstract

Organosilica coatings obtained by the versatile sol–gel process are finding applications of great environmental and economic impact, such as in the case of new antifouling and anticorrosive paints entirely devoid of harmful effects. Whether as undoped ORMOSIL (organic modified silicates) or as doped silica/polymer composites, potent nanomaterials are obtained in which chemical and physical protection of the coated surfaces often accompany other functions. We investigate the principles behind this remarkable field of nanochemistry.

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Submitted
05 Nov 2008
Accepted
11 Dec 2008
First published
06 Feb 2009

J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 3116-3126
Article type
Application

Silica-based hybrid coatings

M. Pagliaro, R. Ciriminna and G. Palmisano, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 3116
DOI: 10.1039/B819615J

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