Solid state NMR study of phosphosilicate gels

N. J. Clayden, A. Aronne, S. Esposito, P. Pernice

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Solid state Si-29, P-31 and H-1 MAS-NMR were used to investigate structural aspects of gel-derived glasses of molar composition 10P(2)O(5).90SiO(2) (10P) and 30P(2)O(5) . 70SiO(2) (30P). P-31 MAS-NMR spectra of the 10P and 30P gels dried at 100degreesC show resonances characteristic of orthophosphoric and pyrophosphoric acid. No evidence for cross-linking with silicate matrix was found by 29Si NMR at this temperature while H-1 MAS-NMR experiments suggest that the chemical environment of OH groups is very similar in these samples. In spite of this initial similarity further heating causes markedly different structural rearrangements of the 10P and 30P gel matrix. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-604
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event10th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids - University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Duration: 13 Jul 200317 Jul 2003

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