Case Number 102065 - Economical Process for the Preparation of Germania Crystals

Contact: Geoffrey Pinski
Email: pinskig@ucmail.uc.edu
Phone: 513-558-5696

Description:  Germania crystals are useful adjuncts in a variety of industrial processes, including the strengthening of rubber, preparation of personal care products such as toothpastes, and opto-electronic applications such as the preparation of waveguides.

Traditional techniques for preparation of these materials has involved the employment of extremes of pH and various non-aqueous solvents, as well as careful alteration of process parameters such as pressure and temperature.

We have developed a technique for the synthesis of germania particles which employs modest process requirements of atmospheric pressure, avoidance of solvents other than water, and neutral pH. Our technologies key advantages are: