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Formulation and method for preparing gels comprising hydrous hafnium oxide

United States Patent

8,501,825
August 6, 2013
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Method of Preparing Hydrous Hafnium, Cerium, or Aluminum Oxide Gels and Spherules
Formulations useful for preparing hydrous hafnium oxide gels contain a metal salt including hafnium, an acid, an organic base, and a complexing agent. Methods for preparing gels containing hydrous hafnium oxide include heating a formulation to a temperature sufficient to induce gel formation, where the formulation contains a metal salt including hafnium, an acid, an organic base, and a complexing agent.
Collins; Jack L. (Knoxville, TN), Hunt; Rodney D. (Oak Ridge, TN), Montgomery; Frederick C. (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 683,942
20110166017
January 7, 2010
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.