Mullite ( 3 Al 2 O 3-2 SiO 2 ) Synthesis with Aluminosiloxanes

High-yield mullite (3Al2O3-2SiO2) precursors consist of aluminosiloxanes synthesized from mixtures of aluminum and silicon alkoxides. Atomic level mixing of the aluminum and silicon oxides is demonstrated by the low-temperature conversion (<1000 °C) of the aluminosiloxanes to phase-pure mullite. The proper selection of monomeric side groups serves several… CONTINUE READING