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Preparation of transparent monolithic methylsilsesquioxane (MSQ) aerogels via ambient pressure drying

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Abstract

Monolithic methylsilsesquioxane (MSQ) aerogels have been prepared from methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) via an ambient pressure drying (APD) method. Tetraethylammonium hydroxide (TEAH) was used to suppress macroscopic phase separation and accelerate the condensation reaction. The obtained hydrophobic MSQ aerogels are highly transparent and withstand exposure to aggressive media for extended periods of time. This novel anti-corrosion property can be further improved by chemical modification with POTS and PDTS.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of transparent monolithic methylsilsesquioxane (MSQ) aerogels via ambient pressure drying

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The article was received on 05 Apr 2017, accepted on 19 Jun 2017 and first published on 27 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA03882H
Citation: RSC Adv., 2017,7, 32861-32865
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    Preparation of transparent monolithic methylsilsesquioxane (MSQ) aerogels via ambient pressure drying

    T. Zhang, H. Yuan, S. Wang, X. Guo, R. Hu, Y. Li and G. Yang, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 32861
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RA03882H

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