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Colloidal Silica
Fundamentals and Applications
edited by Horacio E. Bergna

Colloidal Silica introduces new information on colloid science related to silica chemistry as well as theoretical and experimental aspects of significant areas of colloidal silica science and technology.


  • Offers a detailed analysis of structure, surface chemistry, and surface energy of different silicas
  • Features spectroscopic, chromatographic, and other separation techniques for characterizing structure and particle size
  • Describes the adsorptive properties and modification of porous silicas
  • Includes deposition methods and applications of silica coatings
  • Presents new uses of colloidal silica as catalysts and for biological applications
  • Discusses the NMR of silica edge and integrated analytical methods


Colloid Science

The Language of Colloid Science and Silica Chemistry

Colloid Chemistry of Silica: An Overview

Silicic Acids and Colloidal Silica

Preparation of SOLS

  • Science and Art of the Formation of Uniform Solid Particles
  • Silica Nucleation, Polymerization, and Growth Preparation of Monodispersed Sols
  • The Formation and Interfacial Structure of Silica Sols
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Colloidal Model Particles Made from Organoalkoxysilanes
  • Synthesis of Nanometer-Sized Silica by Controlled Hydrolysis in Reverse Micellar Systems
  • Formation of Silica Gels Composed of Micrometer-Sized Particles by the Sol-Gel Method
  • Silica Aquasol Process to Prepare Small Particle Size Colloidal Silica by Electrodialysis
  • Manufacturing and Applications of Water-Borne Colloidal Silica
  • Enterosorbent Silics: Properties and Clinical Application
  • Industrial Synthetic Silicas in Powder Form
  • High Ratio Silicate Foundry Sand Binders
  • Spray Dried Silica for Chromatography
  • Preparation of Monodisperse Ultrafine Hybrid Silica Particles by Polymer Modification
  • Monodisperse Core-Shell Silica Colloids from Alkoxysilanes
  • Preparation of Silica Solid Microspheres by Hydrolysis of Tetraethyl Ortho Silicate (TEOS) and Silica Porous Microspheres by Spray Drying Aggregated Colloidal Silica

Stability of SOLS

  • Stability of Aqueous Silica Sols
  • Stabilization Against Particle Growth

Surface Chemistry of Silica

  • The Surface Chemistry of Silica - The Zhuravlev Model
  • Surface Structure of Amorphous and Crystalline Porous Silicas: Status and Prospects
  • Infrared Study of Chemical and H-D Exchange Probes for Silica Surfaces
  • Infrared Studies of Chemically Modified Silica
  • Fourier Transform Infrared and Raman Spectroscopic Study of Silica Surfaces
  • Adsorption on Silica and Related Materials
  • Structure of Disperse Silica Surface and Electrostatic Aspects of Adsorption
  • Variable-Temperature Diffuse Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Studies of Amine Desorption from a Siliceous Surface
  • Surveying the Silica Gel Surface with Excited States
  • Surface Chemistry and Surface Energy of Silicas
  • Diffuse Reflectance FTIR Spectroscopic Study of Base Desorption from Thermally Treated Silica
  • Salient Features of Synthesis and Structure of Surface of Functionalized Polysiloxane Xerogels
  • Multinuclear NMR Studies of Silica Surfaces
  • Modified Silicas: Synthesis and Applications
  • Electric Surface Properties of Silica in Non-aqueous Electrolyte Solutions
  • Chemical Reactions at Fumed Silica Surfaces
  • Structural and Adsorptive Characteristics of Fumed Silicas in Different Media
  • Adsorption of Surfactants and Polymers on Silica

Partical Size and Characterization Techniques

  • New Separation Methods for Characterizing the Size of Silica Sols
  • Characterization of Colloidal and Particulate Silica by Field-Flow Fractionation
  • Formation of Uniform Precipitates from Alkoxides

Silica Gels and Powders

  • Synthetic Amorphous Silicas
  • Adsorptive Properties of Porous Silicas
  • Silica Gels from Aqueous Silicate Solutions: Combined 29Si NMR and Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering Spectroscopic Study
  • Interpretation of the Differences Between the Pore Size Distributions of Silica Measured by Mercury Intrusion and Nitrogen Adsorption

Sol-Gel Technology

  • Sol-Gel Processing of Silica
  • The Chemistry of Hydrolysis and Condensation of Silica Sol-Gel Precursors
  • Chemistry and Properties of Porous, Organically Modified Silica
  • Evaporation and Surface Tension Effects in Dip Coating

Silica Coatings

  • Nanostructuring Metals and Semiconductors with Silica from Monolayers to Crystals
  • Surface Chemistry of Silica Coatings of Titania
  • Dense Silica Coatings on Micro- and Nanoparticles by Deposition of Monosilicic Acid

Uses of Colloidal Silicas

  • Applications of Colloidal Silica: Past, Present, and Future
  • The Uses of Soluble Silica
  • Attrition Resistant Catalysts, Catalyst Precursors and Catalyst
  • Supports and Process for Preparing Same
  • Some Important, Fairly New Uses of Colloidal Silica/Silica Sol
  • Silicon-Aluminum Interactions and Biology
  • Silica in Biology
  • Preparation and Uses of Silica Gels and Precipitated Silicas
  • Foundry Mold or Core Compositions and Method
  • Silica Supported Catalysts and Method of Preparation
  • Molded Amorphous Silica Bodies and Molding Powders for Manufacture of Same
  • High Ratio Silicate Foundry Sand Binders


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Colloidal Silica
Fundamentals and Applications
edited by Horacio E. Bergna

2005 • 944 pages • $278.95 + shipping
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