Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 273-276

First online:

Harry R. Allcock – A True Pioneer in the Field of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers

  • Christopher W. AllenAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, University of Vermont Email author 

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Selected highlights of the career of Professor Harry R. Allcock are presented. The theme of the interplay of fundamental and applied chemistry, a hallmark of Dr. Allcock’s research program, is exemplified by discussions of the mechanistic and synthetic studies of phosphazene polymerization followed by applications in the areas of biomedical materials and solid state conductivity.


Phosphazenes polyphosphazenes biomedical materials ionic conductivity