soft chemistry (rus. "мягкая" химия) — traditional name for a group of chemical methods for producing solid state materials with minimum use of high temperatures and pressures.


Soft chemistry methods generally include hydrothermal synthesis, microwave hydrothermal synthesis, deposition (codeposition) from solutions and other wet chemical methods and methods based on chemical vapour deposition (vapour-phase hydrolysis and thermal decomposition of organometallic compound vapors).

Such methods are widely used in production of oxide and chalcogenide nanopowders. Existing soft chemistry methods of particle formation enable different ways to control the size and crystallinity of synthesised products.


  • Zhuravleva Natalya G.
  • Shlyakhtin Oleg A.

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