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Forming a metal oxide by treating an acidic solution containing a metal to yield a precursor in the form of a semi-liquid, semi-solid or solid, and treating the precursor to yield a product including the metal oxide. An organic or inorganic component may be combined with the precursor to yield a second semi-liquid, semi-solid or solid. The product may be treated to yield a new material. In some cases, the metal oxide has an empirical formula H.sub.xM.sub.2A.sup.1.sub.y-A.sup.2.sub.z, where M represents a transition metal or any combination of transition metals in Groups 3-12; A.sup.1 is a first oxyanion; A.sup.2 is a second oxyanion; 0.ltoreq.x.ltoreq.3; 0.ltoreq.y.ltoreq.3; 0.ltoreq.z.ltoreq.3; and y+z>0.
Seo, Dong-Kyun (Chandler, AZ), Mieritz, Daniel (Tempe, AZ), Chan, Candace (Phoenix, AZ), Zhao, Ran (Mesa, AZ)
14/ 899,953
June 12, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-SC0001016 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.