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Abstract: A one step polymer-incorporation sol-gel process coupled with a surface modification and ambient pressure drying process was developed to synthesize silica-poly(vinylpyrrolidone) composites aerogels. The properties that were investigated were: hydrophobicity, mechanical strength and thermal conductivity at high temperatures. The authors envisioned the use of these polymer composites in energy saving areas with large scale production.

Reference: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2008, 112 (38), pp 11881-11886

DOI: 10.1021/jp804855v