Metal-Containing Polymeric Materials

  • Charles U. PittmanJr.
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
  • Martel Zeldin
  • John E. Sheats
  • Bill M. Culbertson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. John E. Sheats, Charles E. Carraher Jr., Charles U. Pittman Jr., Martin Zeldin, Bill M. Culbertson
    Pages 3-37
  3. John K. Pudelski, Daniel A. Foucher, Ian Manners
    Pages 39-49
  4. N. M. Bravaya, A. D. Pomogailo, V. A. Maksakov, V. P. Kirin
    Pages 51-62
  5. G. I. Dzhardimalieva, A. D. Pomogailo
    Pages 63-80
  6. Herbert H. Stewart, Charles E. Carraher Jr, Winn J. Soldani, Lisa Reckleben, Jose de la Torre, Shi Li Miao
    Pages 93-107
  7. Charles E. Carraher Jr., Qingmao Zhang
    Pages 109-118
  8. Udai D. N. Bajpai, Sandeep Rai, Anjali Bajpai
    Pages 119-127
  9. Anjali Bajpai, Milind Khandwe, Udai D. N. Bajpai
    Pages 129-138
  10. Eishun Tsuchida, Kimihisa Yamamoto, Kenichi Oyaizu
    Pages 139-149
  11. A. C. Swain, S. J. Holder, R. G. Jones, A. J. Wiseman, M. J. Went, R. E. Benfield
    Pages 161-175
  12. Fred B. McCormick, Bradford B. Wright, Jerry W. Williams
    Pages 177-187
  13. O. Funayama, T. Aoki, T. Isoda
    Pages 209-218
  14. Olga I. Shchegolikhina, Inessa V. Blagodatskikh, Yulia A. Pozdnyakova, Alexandre A. Zhdanov
    Pages 229-239

About this book


Research on metal-containing polymers began in the early 1960's when several workers found that vinyl ferrocene and other vinylic transition metal TI -complexes would undergo polymerization under the same conditions as conventional organic monomers to form high polymers which incorporated a potentially reactive metal as an integral part of the polymer structures. Some of these materials could act as semi­ conductors and possessed one or two dimensional conductivity. Thus applications in electronics could be visualized immediately. Other workers found that reactions used to make simple metal chelates could be used to prepare polymers if the ligands were designed properly. As interest in homogeneous catalysts developed in the late 60's and early 70's, several investigators began binding homogeneous catalysts onto polymers, where the advantage of homogeneous catalysis - known reaction mechanisms and the advantage of heterogeneous catalysis - simplicity and ease of recovery of catalysts could both be obtained. Indeed the polymer matrix itself often enhanced the selectivity of the catalyst. The first symposium on Organometallic Polymers, held at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in September 1977, attracted a large number of scientists interested in this field, both established investigators and newcomers. Subsequent symposia in 1977, 1979, 1983, and 1987 have seen the field mature. Hundreds of papers and patents have been published.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Charles U. PittmanJr.
    • 1
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
    • 2
  • Martel Zeldin
    • 3
  • John E. Sheats
    • 4
  • Bill M. Culbertson
    • 5
  1. 1.Mississippi State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  3. 3.City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Rider CollegeLawrencevilleUSA
  5. 5.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7919-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0669-6
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