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Hybrid melting gels were prepared by a sol–gel process, starting with a mono-substituted siloxane and a disubstituted siloxane, methyltrimethoxysilane (MTES) together with dimethyldimethoxysilane (DMDES). Five gel compositions were prepared with concentrations between 50% MTES–50% DMDES and 75% MTES–25% DMDES (in mol.%).


This version published online 16 November 2011.

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