Open network formed by the removal of all swelling agents from a gel.
- Examples of xerogels include silica @G02600@ and dried out, compact, @M03667@ structures, such as gelatin or rubber.
- The definition proposed here is recommended as being more explicit.
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 1808 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200779101801)