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Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers

Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers

Ronald D. Archer

ISBN: 978-0-471-24187-4 February 2001 264 Pages


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A balanced and concise coverage of inorganic polymers

Inorganic polymers contain elements other than carbon as part of their principal backbone structure and are known to exhibit a wide range of composition and structure. Emphasizing physical properties, chemical synthesis, and characterization of inorganic polymers, Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers presents valuable and informative coverage of the field.

With numerous examples of real-world practical applications and end-of-chapter exercises, Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers is suitable for use as a text in special topics in organic and polymer chemistry courses. The book features useful sections on:

  • Classification schemes for inorganic polymers
  • Synthesis of inorganic polymers, including step-growth syntheses, chain polymerizations, ring-opening polymerizations, and reductive coupling reactions
  • Practical inorganic polymer chemistry topics such as polymer elastomers, dental and medical polymers, lubricants, lithographic resists, pre-ceramics, and more

Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers is a valuable one-volume introduction for professional and student inorganic chemists, polymer chemists, and materials scientists.


Inorganic Polymers and Classification Schemes.

Inorganic Polymer Syntheses.

Inorganic Polymer Characterization.

Practical Inorganic Polymer Chemistry.


"In a text suitable for graduate student and professional inorganic chemists, polymer chemists, and material scientists, he [the author] introduces polymer classification schemes, inorganic polymer synthesis and characterization, and practical inorganic polymer chemistry." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 3, September 2001)

"...more than a textbook and will find pleased readers not only among graduate students, but in a much broader audience...many will find it useful to have in their personal library, for quick reference. It is highly recommended to anyone interested in inorganic and organometallic polymer chemistry..." (Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic and Metal-organic Chemistry, Vol. 31, No. 6, 2001)

"...presents a good overview...this book is valuable for students..." (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 40, No. 23, December 3, 2001)

"A fine overview of the field, suitable for undergraduate and graduate students." (Choice, Vol. 39, No. 6, February 2002)