Researchers from Belgium have developed a self-cleaning coating for oven windows. Of the available self-cleaning coatings, only a couple are optically transparent at working domestic oven temperatures and these require at least 3 hours of heating. Using manganese and manganese-ceria oxide coatings, the team of researchers discovered that an organic lipid contaminant could be oxidised within one hour to leave transparent, contaminant-free glass.
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Catalytic self-cleaning coatings for thermal oxidation of organic deposits on glass
Julie E. Verhelst, Daniel Decroupet and Dirk E. De Vos
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, DOI: 10.1039/C3CY20874E