Synopses & Reviews
This important work is based on the editors' symposium at the 2005 ACS meeting in Washington, DC. The contents include an emphasis on main-group polymers, including boron. The chapters are not simply journal articles, but have real added value as the editors have reviewed the general area by placing the work into a larger perspective. This book will be required reading for scientists in a number of disciplines including chemical engineers and physics researchers.
From the reviews: "Inorganic and Organometallic Macromolecules provides a very good review of an emerging field. Abd-El-Aziz (Univ. of British Columbia) and colleagues have compiled 18 independently authored chapters that cover unique aspects of metal-containing macromolecules. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals." (R. M. Granger II, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), August, 2008)
Polymers containing metals and metal-like atoms are essential materials for the extended opportunities and demands of the 21st century. This book describes the synthesis of some of these polymers and their potential application in many fields such as materials, biomedicine, engineering, communications, and ceramics.
Table of Contents
Synthetic Versatility and Structural Modularity in Organometallic Polymers.- Hyperbranched Polymers Containing Transition Metals: Synthetic Pathways and Potential Applications.- Transition Metal s-Acetylide Polymers Containing Main Group Elements in the Main Chain. Synthesis, Light Emission and Optoelectronic Applications.- The Spectroscopy and Photophysical Behavior of Diphosphine- and Diisocyanide-Containing Coordination and Organometallic Oligomers and Polymers: Focus on Palladium and Platinum, Copper, Silver, and Gold.- Metal Binding Studies of Ferrocene Peptides in Solution.- Metal Ion Binding to Ferrocene Peptide Dendrimer Films.- Iron-containing Polymers with Azo Dyes in their Side Chains or Backbones.- Cisplatin Derivatives as Antiviral Agents.- Vanadocene-Containing Polymers.- Hafnium-Containing Nanocomposites.- Nanoscale Dendrimer-Platinum Conjugates as Multivalent Antitumor Drugs.- Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Organotin Polymers.- Fundamentals of Fragmentation Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry.- Borazine Based Preceramic Polymers for Advanced BN Materials.- Recent Advances in High-Temperature Network Polymers of Carboranylenesiloxanes and Silarylene-siloxanes.- Antimony-Containing Polymers.- Bacterial Inhibition by Organotin-Containing Polymers.- Polymeric Organotin Fibers