1. Overview-Group IVA Polymers

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

Published Online: 27 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471712566.ch1

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Group IVA Polymers, Volume 4

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Group IVA Polymers, Volume 4

How to Cite

Carraher, C. E., Pittman, C. U., Zeldin, M. and Abd-El-Aziz, A. S. (2005) Overview-Group IVA Polymers, in Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Group IVA Polymers, Volume 4 (eds A. S. Abd-El-Aziz, C. E. Carraher, C. U. Pittman and M. Zeldin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471712566.ch1

Editor 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

    Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, USA

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

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

    Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, USA

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471682387

Online ISBN: 9780471712565

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Keywords:

  • organotin polymers;
  • organogermanium polymers;
  • organolead polymers;
  • organosilicon polymers;
  • polysiloxanes;
  • polygermanes;
  • polystannanes

Summary

A brief review of general trends for Group IVA elements is given. Particular attention is given to the elements Si, Ge, Sn, and Pb. Reaction, bond energy, and structural trends are presented. This chapter sets the stage for the remainder of the book.