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Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements, Volume 1: A Half-Century of Metal- and Metalloid-Containing Polymers

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements, Volume 1: A Half-Century of Metal- and Metalloid-Containing Polymers

Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz (Editor), Charles E. Carraher (Editor), Charles U. Pittman (Editor), John E. Sheats (Editor), Martel Zeldin (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-46659-8

Sep 2003

280 pages

Description

Metal- and metalloid-containing macromolecules are defined as large molecules (i.e., polymers, DNA, proteins) that contain a metal or metalloid group affiliated with the molecule. The first volume in this series consists of a number of reviews of the field, to give the reader a background to build upon. Compiled by an all-star cast of macromolecular experts, this guide:
  • Provides useful descriptions of applications for the reader to apply in his/her research into materials, polymers, and medicine/drug development.
  • Covers non-linear optical materials, speciality magnetic materials, liquid crystals, anticancer and antiviral drugs, treatment of arthritis, antibacterial drugs, antifouling materials, treatment of certain vitamin deficiencies, electrical conductors and semiconductors, piezoelectronic materials, electrodes, UV absorption applications, super-strength materials, special lubricants and gaskets, selective catalytic and multisite catalytic agents.
Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. Metallacene-Based Polymers.

3. Polymers Containing 4-,5-, and 6-Membered Rings π-Coordinated to Metallic Moieties.

4. α-Bonded Metals and Metal–Metal Bonds in the Polymer Framework.

5. Metal Coordination Polymers.

6. Silicon-, Germanium-, Tin-, and Lead-Containing Polymers.

Subject Index.

Metals Index.

""…has the wow factor, and if, you can be excited by a chemistry book (and who can't?), then rush out and get educated on metal-containing polymers by reading this book."" (Journal of Metals Online, March 31, 2005)

""…provides a general overview of this emerging field of polymers… (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 126, No. 11)

""...a very useful source of comprehensive information...strongly recommended..."" (Polymer News)