TY - CHAP A1 - Nurhan Onar Camlibel A2 - Buket Arik ED1 - Usha Chandra Y1 - 2017-07-05 PY - 2017 T1 - Sol-Gel Applications in Textile Finishing Processes N2 - Versatility, extended compositional ranges, better homogeneity, lesser energy consumption, and requirement of nonexpensive equipments have boosted the use of sol-gel process on top of the popularity in the synthesis of nanosystems. The sol-gel technique has not only revolutionized oxide ceramics industry and/or material science but has also extended widely into multidimensional applications. The book Recent Applications in Sol-Gel Synthesis comprises 14 chapters that deal mainly with the application-oriented aspects of the technique. Sol-gel prepared metal oxide (MO) nanostructures like nanospheres, nanorods, nanoflakes, nanotubes, and nanoribbons have been employed in biomedical applications involving drug deliveries, mimicking of natural bone, and antimicrobial activities. The possibility of controlling grain size in aerogel and preparation of ultrahigh-temperature ceramic (UHTC)-based materials, fluorescent glasses, ultraviolet photosensors, and photocatalysts have been discussed in detail by the experts in the field. The usefulness of sol-gel materials as active GRIN, as textile finisher, and as leather modifier with water-repellent and oil-resistive properties would be an incentive for researchers keen to pursue the field. BT - Recent Applications in Sol-Gel Synthesis SP - Ch. 13 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/67686 DO - 10.5772/67686 SN - 978-953-51-3246-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-12-02 ER -