Sujatha Devi, P and Ganguli, D (2004) Vanadia-silica xerogels: optical and structural properties. JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 336 (2). pp. 128-134. ISSN 0022-3093

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Vanadium doped silica gets were prepared from tetraethyl orthosilicate and three different inorganic vanadium precursors with formal oxidation states of V3+, V4+ and V5+ respectively. Optical and EPR studies were carried out on the dried gels to understand the changes in the oxidation state and coordination of vanadium in the doped silica gel matrix. The observed optical and EPR results provide very strong evidence to establish that irrespective of the starting material, vanadium is stabilized as vanadyl ion in the gel monoliths. EPR studies on the powdered samples corroborate the optical data on the gel samples and confirmed that the stabilized vanadyl ion is situated in a distorted octahedral geometry in these silica gels. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Subjects: Structural Clay Products
Depositing User: Subhra Lahiri
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 11:51
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