SolGel columns

What is SolGel?

The sol- gel process involves an alkoxide precursor followed by condensation to yield a polymeric silicate network. The phase is encapsulated in this silicate matrix.

Sol is the name given to the colloidal particles

Gel is the name given to material as the viscosity increases

SolGel Phases


  • 0 °C to 340/360 °C
  • Equivalent to 100% dimethylpolysiloxane


  • 30 °C to 260/280 °C
  • Equivalent to all Wax type columns