Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract Two series of alumina gel precursors, obtained from Al sec-butylate, ASB, or Al tert-butylate, ATB, dissolved in tertiary butanol, TB, have been dried according to five procedures, in order to compare their efficiency and the consequences they may have on the structure of the final product. They consist of lyophilization (or freeze-drying), evacuation at room temperature (with or without ageing of the gel), drying in an oven at atmospheric pressure, or under hypercritical conditions. Chemical analysis, X-Ray diffraction and spectroscopic characterizations (FTIR and laser Raman) allow the identification of the phases present. The temperature of the drying step, as well as the nature of the alkoxide percursor, considerably affect the final dried products.
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