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As-, Sb-, Bi-Containing Polymers

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As-, Sb-, and Bi-containing hybrid polymers; Polyarsine


Homochain oligomers and polymers of arsenic, antimony, and bismuth as well as arsenic-, antimony-, and bismuth-containing hybrid polymers.


One of the most famous inorganic polymers containing group 15 elements is poly(phosphazene)s. Phosphorus-containing organic–inorganic hybrid polymers show a variety of important properties for flame retardants, ionic-conducting materials, and easily separable supports for metal catalysts. Moreover, properties of the phosphorus-containing polymers can be tuned by changing the oxidation state or coordinating towards transition metals. More recently, several π-conjugated polymers featuring phosphorus atoms in the main chain have been reported and showed interesting features. Despite a plenty of phosphorus-containing polymers have been reported, arsenic-, antimony- and bismuth-containing polymers are still rare. In this chapter, homochain oligomers and polymers of...


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Naka, K. (2014). As-, Sb-, Bi-Containing Polymers. In: Kobayashi, S., Müllen, K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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