2. Metallocene-Based Polymers

  1. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz1,
  2. Charles E. Carraher Jr.2,
  3. Charles U. Pittman Jr.3,
  4. John E. Sheats4 and
  5. Martel Zeldin5

Published Online: 30 SEP 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047146659X.ch2

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: A Half-Century of Metal- and Metalloid-Containing Polymers, Volume 1

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: A Half-Century of Metal- and Metalloid-Containing Polymers, Volume 1

How to Cite

Abd-El-Aziz, A. S., Carraher, C. E., Pittman, C. U., Sheats, J. E. and Zeldin, M. (2003) Metallocene-Based Polymers, in Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: A Half-Century of Metal- and Metalloid-Containing Polymers, Volume 1, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047146659X.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Chemistry, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Chemistry, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 SEP 2003
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471458326

Online ISBN: 9780471466598

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Keywords:

  • cobaltocene;
  • dendrimers;
  • ferrocene;
  • ferrocenophane-based polymers;
  • metallocene-based polymers;
  • metallocene-containing polymers (macromolecules);
  • polyferrocenylenes;
  • polyamindes;
  • polyurethanes;
  • polyureas;
  • polyesters;
  • polybenzimidazoles;
  • vinyl polymers;
  • acrylatc polymers;
  • pyrrole polymers;
  • thiophene polymers;
  • polyaspartamides;
  • polyferrocenophanes;
  • polyacetylenes;
  • polynorbornenes;
  • polyphosphazenes;
  • polysilanes;
  • metal spacers;
  • metalloid spacers;
  • star polymers (macromolecules)

Summary

While ferrocene-derived polymers continue to be the best studied of the metallocene-based polymers, there exists a wide variety of other (symmetrical) metal metallocenes. The metallocene portion of the polymer can be bound though the metallocene ring, through adjacent metallocene rings, or though the metal itself. Metallocenes may exist as part of the backbone, sidechain, or as part of more complex structures such as hyperbranches, stars, sheets, rods, and dendrites. Some of these polymers have been shown to exhibit good electrical conductivity, show nonlinear optical behavior, be charge transfer complexes, have relatively high glass transition temperatures, and exist in multiple oxidation states. Other metallocene-containing polymers are involved in self-assembly scenarios and can be used as optical fiber sensors, nanolithographic and plasma etch resistant materials, and in liquid crystals systems.