Nanocomposite Aerogels by Methanol Supercritical Drying

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This review paper deals with the synthesis and characterization of nanocomposite aerogels. The use of 1 to 10 mole % Al2O3 as a second phase prevented densification of silica and led to high surface areas and mesoporosity at 1000¸C in nanocomposite aluminosilicate aerogels. Composite aerogels have also been prepared from silica and different natural and synthetic minerals. These second phases also prevented densification of silica and led to high surface area materials which may be useful as catalyst substrates. High surface area (~ 1220 m2/g) hydrophobic aerogels have been prepared for potential natural gas storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1355-1357
Number of pages3
JournalReview of High Pressure Science and Technology/Koatsuryoku No Kagaku To Gijutsu
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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