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Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements, Volume 7: Nanoscale Interactions of Metal-Containing Polymers

ISBN: 978-0-471-77325-2
368 pages
November 2005
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This series provides a useful, applications-oriented forum for the next generation of macromolecules and materials. This volume, seventh in the series, covers nanoscale interactions of metal-containing polymers. Example chapters include:
* Nanoscale Clusters and Molecular Orbital Interactions in Macromolecular-Metal Complexes
* Metal Oxide Clusters as Building Blocks for Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers
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Table of Contents


Series Preface.

1. Nanocluster Assemblies and Molecular Orbital Interaction in Macromolecule-Metal Complexes (Laurence A. Belfiore and Sarah E. Fenton).

I. Introduction.

II. Methodology of Transition Metal Coordination in Polymeric Complexes.

III. Jørgensen’s Parametric Representation of Ligand Field Splitting and Interelectronic Repulsion.

IV. Psudo-Octahedral d<sup>8</sup> Nickel Complexes with Poly(4-vinylpyridne).

V. d<sup>6</sup> Molybdenum Carbonyl Complexes with Poly(vinylamine).

VI. Cobalt, Nickel, and Ruthenium Complexes with Poly(4-vinylpyridine) and Poly(L-histidine) that Exhibit Reduced Symmetry in the Molten State.

VII. Total Energetic Requirements to Induce the Glass Transition via Consideration of the First-Shell Coordination Sphere in Transition Metal and Lanthanide Complexes.

VIII. Summary.

IX. Acknowledgments.

X. References.

2. Metal Oxide Clusters as Building Blocks for Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers (Ulrich Schubert).

I. Introduction.

II. Synthesis of Organically Modified Transition Metal Oxide Clusters.

III. Synthesis and Structural Characterization of the Cluster-Reinforced Polymers.

IV. Properties of the Cluster-Based Hybrid Polymers.

V. Summary.

VI. Acknowledgments.

VII. References.

3. Metal-Containing Polydyes (Charles E. Carraher).

I. Introduction.

II. Group IVB-Containing Polydyes.

III. Ruthenium-Containing Polydyes.

IV. Hematoporphyrin-Containing Polydyes.

V. Summary/VI. References.

4. Metallopolymer Nanocomposite-Macromulecular Metallocomplexes as Precursors for Polymers, Polymer Inorganics, and Bionanocomposites (A. D. Po,ogailo).

I. Introduction.

II. General Characteristics, Classification of Nanoparticles by Size, Structural Organization, and Dimensional Phenomena.

III. Problems of Stabilization of Metal Nanoparticles by Polymers.

IV. Basic Considerations of the Combinations of Macromolecules and Metals.

V. Typical Formation Processes and the Structure of Nanometric Metal particles in Polymers.

VI. Preparation of Hybrid Nanocomposites by the Sol-Gel Method.

VII. Sol-Gel Preparation of Nanohybrid Multimedia Materials.

VIII. Intercalation of Polymers Into Porous and layered Nanostructures.

IX. Metal Chalcogenide-Polymer Includion Nanocomposites.

X. Metallopolymeric Langmuir-Biodgett Films-Self Organized Hybrid Nanocomposites.


  Nanometer-Size Particles, Clusters, and Polynuclear Structures Immobilized in Biopolymers and Their Analogs.

XII. Application of Polymer-Immoblized Metal Nanoparticle and Metal Cluster Nanocomposites.

XIII. Conclusion.

XIV. Acknowledgments.

XV. References.


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Author Information

Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz is Professor of Chemistry and the Associate Vice-President of Research & Graduate Studies at the University of Winnipeg.

Dr. Charles Carraher is Professor of Chemistry at Florida Atlantic University and Associate Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies.

Dr. Charles Pittman has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University. He completed postdoctoral studies with G. A. Olah, and served on active duty at the U.S. Army University of Alabama. He was appointed Full Professor in 1975 and University Research Professor in 1977. Dr. Pittman came to Mississippi State in 1983 as Professor of Industrial Chemistry and Catalysis. He is also Research Director of the University/Industry Chemical Research Center.

Martin Zeldin is Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the University of Richmond in Virginia.  He received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry in 1968 from Pennsylvania State University.

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