Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 27, Issue 16, pp 4406–4414 | Cite as

Synthesis of TiC via polymeric titanates: the preparation of fibres and thin films

  • K. Thorne
  • S. J. Ting
  • C. J. Chu
  • J. D. Mackenzie
  • T. D. Getman
  • M. F. Hawthorne


Polymerization of titanium isopropoxide via its transesterification with o-xylene-α,α′-diacetate enables the formation of a polymeric titanate that can be thermally converted into carbon-deficient TiC after inert atmosphere pyrolysis at 800 °C. The physical and rheological properties of this polymeric titanate allow for the production of crystalline TiC fibres and thin films. The synthesis of this polymeric precursor and the structural transformations leading to the formation of TiC are discussed.


Polymer Atmosphere Titanium Thin Film Titanate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Thorne
    • 1
  • S. J. Ting
    • 1
  • C. J. Chu
    • 1
  • J. D. Mackenzie
    • 1
  • T. D. Getman
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. F. Hawthorne
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity College of Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity College of Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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