Hello, I wonder if you could help me please.
I'm making different sol-gel solutions. These are the solutions:
In this case I had zinc atetate dihydrate (sigma aldrich 99.999% trace metal basis) and I added 0.913 g to 20 mL of Methoxyethanol. It was stirred at 60 °C during 30 minutes. Then, 1 mL of ethanolamine (stabilizer) was added, and the solution was stirred during 90 minutes at 60 °C. After that, it was kept aging at room temperature during 24 hours, and then stirred at 60 °C during 3 hours (were the solvents vaporized and the sol gel was formed)
The procedure was the same as for the ZnO solution, but Indium Nitrate hydrate was added (4:100 In:Zn mole basis) at the same time ethanolamine was added.
- Sol-Gel ZnO solution Doped with Indium
If you could, please, put the reactions of one solutions, I could probably deduct the reactions for the other one.
It may seem I have not tried, but i'm chemical engeineer and I'm currently substituting a physical chemist, and I'm no where near his knowlegde in mechanisms, reactions, etc. I've tried to deduct myself the reactions, but I'm not going anywhere (I think).
What I've read is that probably the complex Zn4
will be formed, but I don't know what is the propper reaction. Also acetic anhydride will form, but I also don't know how...
Could someone help me please...