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Inorganic Polymers / Edition 2

Inorganic Polymers / Edition 2

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Polymer chemistry and technology form one of the major areas of molecular and materials science. This field impinges on nearly every aspect of modern life, from electronics technology, to medicine, to the wide range of fibers, films, elastomers, and structural materials on which everyone depends. Although most of these polymers are organic materials, attention is being focused increasingly toward polymers that contain inorganic elements as well as organic components. The goal of Inorganic Polymers is to provide a broad overview of inorganic polymers in a way that will be useful to both the uninitiated and those already working in this field. There are numerous reasons for being interested in inorganic polymers. One is the simple need to know how structure affects the properties of a polymer, particularly outside the well-plowed area of organic materials. Another is the bridge that inorganic polymers provide between polymer science and ceramics. More and more chemistry is being used in the preparation of ceramics of carefully controlled structure, and inorganic polymers are increasingly important precursor materials in such approaches.

This new edition begins with a brief introductory chapter. That is followed with a discussion of the characteristics and characterization of polymers, with examples taken from the field. Other chapters in the book detail the synthesis, reaction chemistry, molecular structure, and uses of polyphosphazenes, polysiloxanes, and polysilanes. The coverage in the second edition has been updated and expanded significantly to cover advances and interesting trends since the first edition appeared. Three new chapters have been added, focusing on ferrocene-based polymers, other phosphorous-containing polymers, and boron-containing polymers; inorganic-organic hybrid composites; and preceramic inorganic polymers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195131192
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 893,717
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

University of Cincinnati

Pennsylvania State University

University of Wisconsin (Emeritus)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1.1. What Is a Polymer
1.2. How Polymers Are Depicted
1.3. Reasons for Interest in Organic Polymers
1.4. Types of Inorganic Polymers
1.5. Special Characteristics of Polymers
II. Characterization of Inorganic Polymers
2.1. Molecular Weights
2.2. Molecular Weight Distribution
2.3. Other Structural Features
2.4. Chain Statistics
2.5. Solubility Considerations
2.6. Crystallinity
2.7. Transitions
2.8. Spectroscopy
2.9. Mechanical Properties
III. Polyphosphazenes
3.1. Introduction
3.2. History
3.3. Alternative Synthesis Routes to Linear Polymers
3.4. Surface Reactions of Polyphosphazenes
3.5. Hybrid Systems through Block, Comb, or Ring-Linked Copolymers
3.6. Hybrid Systems through Composites
3.7. Organometallic Polyphosphazenes
3.8. Small-Molecule Models
3.9. Molecular Structure of Linear Polyphosphazenes
3.10. Structure-Property Relationships
3.11. Applications of Polyphosphazenes
3.12. Optical and Photonic Polymers
3.13. Polymers Related to Polyphosphazenes
3.14. Conclusions
IV. Polysiloxanes and Related Polymers
4.1. Introduction
4.2. History
4.3. Nomenclature
4.4. Preparation and Analysis
4.5. General Properties
4.6. Reactive Homopolymers
4.7. Elastomeric Networks
4.8. Some New Characterization Techniques Useful for Polysiloxanes
4.9. Copolymers and Interpenetrating Networks
4.10. Applications
V. Polysilanes and Related Polymers
5.1. Introduction
5.2. History
5.3. Synthesis
5.4. Chemical Modification of Polysilanes
5.5. Physical Properties of Polysilanes
5.6. Electronic Properties of Polysilanes
5.7. Chromotropsism of Polysilanes
5.8. Electrical Conductivity and Photoconductivity
5.9. Luminescence of Polysilanes
5.10. Photodegradation of Polysilanes
5.11. Cross-Linking
5.12. Structural Arrangements in Polysilanes
5.13. Technology of Polysilanes
5.14. Additional Readings
VI. Ferrocene-Based Polymers, and Additional Phosphorus- and Boron-Containing Polymers
6.1. Ferrocene-Based Polymers
6.2. Other Phosphorus-Containing Polymers
6.3. Boron-Containing Polymers
VII. Miscellaneous Inorganic Polymers
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Other Silicon-Containing Polymers
7.3. Polygermanes
7.4. Polymeric Sulfur and Selenium
7.5. Other Sulfer-Containing Polymers
7.6. Aluminum-Containing Polymers
7.7. Tin-Containing Polymers
7.8. Arsenic-Containing Polymers
7.9. Metal Organometallic Polymers
7.10. Other Organometallic Species for Sol-Gel Processes
VIII. Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Composites
8.1. Sol-Gel Ceramics
8.2. Fillers in Elastomers
8.3. Polymer-Modified Ceramics
IX. Preceramic Inorganic Polymers
9.1. Overview of Ceramic Aspects
9.2. The Sol-Gel Process to Oxide Ceramics
9.3. Carbon Filter
9.4. Silicon Carbide
9.5. Silicon Nitride
9.6. Boron Nitride
9.7. Boron Carbide
9.8. Aluminum Nitride
9.9. Phosphorus Nitride
9.10. Poly(ferrocenylsilanes) as Ceramic Precursors

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