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Inorganic Polymers

ISBN-10: 0195131193

ISBN-13: 9780195131192

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: James 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 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.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/21/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Introduction
What Is a Polymer
How Polymers Are Depicted
Reasons for Interest in Organic Polymers
Types of Inorganic Polymers
Special Characteristics of Polymers
Characterization of Inorganic Polymers
Molecular Weights
Molecular Weight Distribution
Other Structural Features
Chain Statistics
Solubility Considerations
Crystallinity
Transitions
Spectroscopy
Mechanical Properties
Polyphosphazenes
Introduction
History
Alternative Synthesis Routes to Linear Polymers
Surface Reactions of Polyphosphazenes
Hybrid Systems through Block, Comb, or Ring-Linked Copolymers
Hybrid Systems through Composites
Organometallic Polyphosphazenes
Small-Molecule Models
Molecular Structure of Linear Polyphosphazenes
Structure-Property Relationships
Applications of Polyphosphazenes
Optical and Photonic Polymers
Polymers Related to Polyphosphazenes
Conclusions
Polysiloxanes and Related Polymers
Introduction
History
Nomenclature
Preparation and Analysis
General Properties
Reactive Homopolymers
Elastomeric Networks
Some New Characterization Techniques Useful for Polysiloxanes
Copolymers and Interpenetrating Networks
Applications
Polysilanes and Related Polymers
Introduction
History
Synthesis
Chemical Modification of Polysilanes
Physical Properties of Polysilanes
Electronic Properties of Polysilanes
Chromotropsism of Polysilanes
Electrical Conductivity and Photoconductivity
Luminescence of Polysilanes
Photodegradation of Polysilanes
Cross-Linking
Structural Arrangements in Polysilanes
Technology of Polysilanes
Additional Readings
Ferrocene-Based Polymers, and Additional Phosphorus- and Boron-Containing Polymers
Ferrocene-Based Polymers
Other Phosphorus-Containing Polymers
Boron-Containing Polymers
Miscellaneous Inorganic Polymers
Introduction
Other Silicon-Containing Polymers
Polygermanes
Polymeric Sulfur and Selenium
Other Sulfer-Containing Polymers
Aluminum-Containing Polymers
Tin-Containing Polymers
Arsenic-Containing Polymers
Metal Organometallic Polymers
Other Organometallic Species for Sol-Gel Processes
Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Composites
Sol-Gel Ceramics
Fillers in Elastomers
Polymer-Modified Ceramics
Preceramic Inorganic Polymers
Overview of Ceramic Aspects
The Sol-Gel Process to Oxide Ceramics
Carbon Filter
Silicon Carbide
Silicon Nitride
Boron Nitride
Boron Carbide
Aluminum Nitride
Phosphorus Nitride
Poly(ferrocenylsilanes) as Ceramic Precursors