• hard coats
  • anti-soiling / anti-static / anti-reflective coatings
  • corrosion protection
  • decorative coatings
  • barrier / passivation layers
  • sensors
  • polymer ionic conductors
  • medical technology
  • optics / photonics
  • adhesives
  • (micro-) electronics
  • silanes
  • dental materials
  • foils / fibres
  • (nano-) particles


The relative proportions of the structural elements determine the material properties. The properties are controlled by the choice of base materials, by how the inorganic polycondensation reaction is conducted, and by controlling the linking reactions which lead to the construction of the organic network.

Basic material properties

  • Optically transparent
  • Processable as a duroplastic
  • Non-crystalline

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Influence of structural elements on various properties

  • Hardness, elasticity, density, porosity
  • Thermal expansion
  • Polarity: hydrophilic/-phobic, oleophilic/-phobic
  • Structurability
  • Refractive index , dispersion
  • Sensitivity (gases, ions)
  • Barrier effect, corrosion protection