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Breaking Down Hydro-Silica Gels Within the Body

Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:30 am

I wish to find a method by which to safely breakdown hydrosilica aerogels within the human body.

oxidizers seem to do the trick specificly ozone yet ozone is apparently not a safe chemical within the biological system.
iodine is a relativly safe oxidizer yet i am uncertain as to wether it breaks down silicate gels.
would be a candidate ,study here regarding hydrogen peroxide and silicate gels
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_o ... 65d5dfbed1

Both the DSC results and the stability tests have shown that the molecular water present in the pores stabilizes the composite, probably through improving the binding of the H2O2 molecules onto the silica surface.

so no luck there....


silica gels react strongly with hydrogen fluoride, fluorine, oxygen difluoride, chlorine trifluoride.
however these compounds are poisonous to the human biological system so are not usefull.

the resonant cyclotronic frequency of the silicate gel could be targeted with EM waves which would disintegrate its molecular structure,but such a breakdown process could be violent and result in cellular damage.

or perhaps ionizing the silica gells,scrambling thier ionic charge would result in such a breakdown...specificly targeting the gel inside the body with an ionizing current or EM wave could be a problem however.
such an experiment was undertaken here,
Last edited by vincio on Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:50 am, edited 2 times in total.

Re: Breaking Down Hydro-Silicate Gels Within the Body

Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:02 pm

a clarification,its not silicate gels its silica aerogels im looking for.

found one method i believe,thought of it before and that is positrons..

" Ps annihilation between the grains dominantly undergoes pick-off process and spin conversion from o-Ps
to p-Ps; (2) Annealing below 400
changes the grain surface conditions, i. e. the desorption of hydrogen and
the decrease of the defect centers concentration." ... cd=4&gl=uk

so positrons acting upon a silica aerogel will cause the gel to resorb(loose) hydrogens....am i correct in believing this would pretty much chemicly decompose the structure of the gel?

Re: Breaking Down Hydro-Silica Gels Within the Body

Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:35 pm

What about Chlorine Dioxide released from Sodium Chlorite and lemon juice:

ClO2- + H+ ---> HClO2
HClO2 + ClO2- ---> ClO2 + [HOClO-]
[HOClO-] + H+ ---> [HOClOH] ---> ClO + H2O
ClO + ClO2- ---> ClO2 + ClO-
ClO- + H+ ---> HClO
HClO + ClO2- ---> ClO2 + [HClO-]
[HClO-] + H+ ---> [HClOH] ---> Cl + H2O
Cl + ClO2- ---> ClO2 + Cl-

Adding these equations together describes the overall reaction as:

5 ClO2- + 4 H+ ---> 4 ClO2 + 2 H2O + Cl-

It seems to be a well known water disinfectant:
http://www.water.siemens.com/SiteCollec ... N.0409.pdf

Just something that crossed my mind as I read your posts. What do you think?

Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:13 pm

"I wish to find a method by which to safely breakdown hydrosilica aerogels within the human body."

Does anyone on this board know and wish to share?
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