syneresis

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.S06227
Spontaneous shrinking of a gel with exudation of liquid.
Note:
Bond formation or attraction between particles or @[email protected] chains within a @[email protected] induces the contraction and thereby the exudation of liquid from the @[email protected]
Source:
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 1826 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200779101801)