Inorganic Polymers

Hardcover | February 16, 2006

byJames E. Mark, Harry R. Allcock, Robert West

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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 everyonedepends. 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 toboth 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 bridgethat 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 ofpolyphosphazenes, 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, otherphosphorous-containing polymers, and boron-containing polymers; inorganic-organic hybrid composites; and preceramic inorganic polymers.

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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 everyonedepends. Although most of these polymers are orga...

James E. Mark is at University of Cincinnati. Harry R. Allcock is at Pennsylvania State University. Robert West is Professor Emeritus at University of Wisconsin.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 0.79 inPublished:February 16, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I. Introduction1.1. What Is a Polymer1.2. How Polymers Are Depicted1.3. Reasons for Interest in Organic Polymers1.4. Types of Inorganic Polymers1.5. Special Characteristics of PolymersII. Characterization of Inorganic Polymers2.1. Molecular Weights2.2. Molecular Weight Distribution2.3. Other Structural Features2.4. Chain Statistics2.5. Solubility Considerations2.6. Crystallinity2.7. Transitions2.8. Spectroscopy2.9. Mechanical PropertiesIII. Polyphosphazenes3.1. Introduction3.2. History3.3. Alternative Synthesis Routes to Linear Polymers3.4. Surface Reactions of Polyphosphazenes3.5. Hybrid Systems through Block, Comb, or Ring-Linked Copolymers3.6. Hybrid Systems through Composites3.7. Organometallic Polyphosphazenes3.8. Small-Molecule Models3.9. Molecular Structure of Linear Polyphosphazenes3.10. Structure-Property Relationships3.11. Applications of Polyphosphazenes3.12. Optical and Photonic Polymers3.13. Polymers Related to Polyphosphazenes3.14. ConclusionsIV. Polysiloxanes and Related Polymers4.1. Introduction4.2. History4.3. Nomenclature4.4. Preparation and Analysis4.5. General Properties4.6. Reactive Homopolymers4.7. Elastomeric Networks4.8. Some New Characterization Techniques Useful for Polysiloxanes4.9. Copolymers and Interpenetrating Networks4.10. ApplicationsV. Polysilanes and Related Polymers5.1. Introduction5.2. History5.3. Synthesis5.4. Chemical Modification of Polysilanes5.5. Physical Properties of Polysilanes5.6. Electronic Properties of Polysilanes5.7. Chromotropsism of Polysilanes5.8. Electrical Conductivity and Photoconductivity5.9. Luminescence of Polysilanes5.10. Photodegradation of Polysilanes5.11. Cross-Linking5.12. Structural Arrangements in Polysilanes5.13. Technology of Polysilanes5.14. Additional ReadingsVI. Ferrocene-Based Polymers, and Additional Phosphorus- and Boron-Containing Polymers6.1. Ferrocene-Based Polymers6.2. Other Phosphorus-Containing Polymers6.3. Boron-Containing PolymersVII. Miscellaneous Inorganic Polymers7.1. Introduction7.2. Other Silicon-Containing Polymers7.3. Polygermanes7.4. Polymeric Sulfur and Selenium7.5. Other Sulfer-Containing Polymers7.6. Aluminum-Containing Polymers7.7. Tin-Containing Polymers7.8. Arsenic-Containing Polymers7.9. Metal Organometallic Polymers7.10. Other Organometallic Species for Sol-Gel ProcessesVIII. Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Composites8.1. Sol-Gel Ceramics8.2. Fillers in Elastomers8.3. Polymer-Modified CeramicsIX. Preceramic Inorganic Polymers9.1. Overview of Ceramic Aspects9.2. The Sol-Gel Process to Oxide Ceramics9.3. Carbon Filter9.4. Silicon Carbide9.5. Silicon Nitride9.6. Boron Nitride9.7. Boron Carbide9.8. Aluminum Nitride9.9. Phosphorus Nitride9.10. Poly(ferrocenylsilanes) as Ceramic Precursors