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Sigma-Aldrich

LUDOX® TM-40 colloidal silica

40 wt. % suspension in H2O

Synonym(s):
Silica preparation
Linear Formula:
SiO2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
60.08
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

description

colloidal

form

liquid

concentration

40 wt. % suspension in H2O

surface area

~140 m2/g

pH

9.0

density

1.3 g/mL at 25 °C

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

O=[Si]=O

InChI

1S/O2Si/c1-3-2

InChI key

VYPSYNLAJGMNEJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

LUDOX® TM-40 colloidal silica has been used:
  • As a colloidal silica template for the synthesis of carbon nanocapsules.
  • In the synthesis of conducting nanocomposite polymer foams (hybrid of carbon black/silica/polymer) used as gas sensors.
  • As a silicon source for the synthesis of Zwitterion-stabilized silica nanoparticles.
  • As a silicon source for the fabrication of transparent superhydrophilic/superhydrophobic silica nanoparticulate thin films.
  • In the synthesis of microporous titanosilicate ETS-10 used as a catalyst in Knoevenagel condensation reaction.

Packaging

1, 4 L in poly bottle
18 L in poly drum

Legal Information

LUDOX is a registered trademark of W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Selective Fabrication of Carbon Nanocapsules and Mesocellular Foams by Surface-Modified Colloidal Silica Templating
Jang J and Lim B
Advanced Materials, 14(19), 1390-1393 (2002)
Fabrication and characterization of transparent superhydrophilic/superhydrophobic silica nanoparticulate thin films
Lin Y-H, et al.
Thin Solid Films, 519(16), 5450-5455 (2011)
Conducting nanocomposite polymer foams from ice-crystal-templated assembly of mixtures of colloids
Colard CAL, et al.
Advanced Materials, 21(28), 2894-2898 (2009)
Liquid-phase Knoevenagel reactions over modified basic microporous titanosilicate ETS-10
Goa Y, et al.
J. Catal., 224(1), 107-114 (2004)
Zwitterion-stabilized silica nanoparticles: toward nonstick nano
Estephan ZG, et al.
Langmuir, 26(22), 16884-16889 (2010)

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