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Metal-doped organic gels and method thereof

United States Patent

October 23, 2007
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Disclosed herein is a sol-gel polymerization process for synthesizing metal-doped organic gels. The process polymerizes metal salts of hydroxylated benzenes or hydroxylated benzene derivatives with alkyl or aryl aldehydes to form metal-doped, wet, organic gels. The gels can then be dried by supercritical solvent extraction to form metal-doped aerogels or by evaporation to form metal-doped xerogels. The aerogels and xerogels can then be pyrolyzed.
Satcher, Jr.; Joe H. (Patterson, CA), Baumann; Theodore F. (Tracy, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 457,131
June 9, 2003
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.