Silica modified by organic groups.
- Organically modified silicas can be obtained by @[email protected]@[email protected] processing.
- An organically modified silica is of general structure (RO)aSi(B)b(C)c(D)d, where (a+b+c+d)=4, R is any alkyl, aryl or heteroaryl group and B, C and D are generally organic groups.
- Though it is a commonly used acronym for organically modified silica, 'Ormosil' is a trademark and as such its terminological use is discouraged.
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801. 'Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)' on page 1816 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200779101801)