Silicic Acid Polymerization Catalyzed by Amines and Polyamines

@article{Mizutani1998SilicicAP,
  title={Silicic Acid Polymerization Catalyzed by Amines and Polyamines},
  author={T. Mizutani and H. Nagase and H. Ogoshi},
  journal={Chemistry Letters},
  year={1998},
  volume={1998},
  pages={133-134}
}
Polymerization and subsequent gelation of silicic acid in water were catalyzed by amines and polyamines. Particularly effective were poly(allylamine), poly(lysine), and poly(arginine), which promoted spontaneous gelation. The resultant silica gel contained a sizable portion of amines, which altered the surface properties of silica gel. 
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