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.%).
A. Jitianu, K. Lammers, G.A. Arbuckle-Kiel, L.C. Klein “Thermal analysis of organically modified siloxane melting gels” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 107, 2012, 2039-2045.