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Titanium-Tin-Oxide Nanoparticles, Compositions Utilizing the Same and Method of Forming the Same

Abstract: 

There are disclosed stabilized Ti-Sn-O nanoclusters formed by complexing Ti-Sn-O nanoclusters with a salt of an alpha-hydroxy acid and also complexed nanoclusters with increased charge transfer interaction formed by annealing the complexed nanoclusters. Also disclosed are compositions for protection against ultraviolet radiation in which the nanoclusters are utilized with the usual topical carriers in an amount to give the level of sun protection factor (SPF) desired. Further disclosed is the method of making the nanoclusters involving acid hydrolyzing a titanium alkoxide and then reacting the hydrolyzed alkoxide with a tin halide.

Patent Number: 
5,720,805
Date Of Issue: 
02/24/1998
Inventors: 

Stephen T. Wellinghoff;Domnica Cernasov