10. Organotin 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

Published Online: 27 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471712566.ch10

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. (2005) Organotin 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.ch10

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. 2

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

  2. 3

    Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, 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;
  • organotin compounds;
  • biological activity;
  • antifouling;
  • antibacterial;
  • vinyl organotin polymers;
  • vinyl organotin copolymers

Summary

There are more organotin compounds used industrially than any other organometallic. There are also more organotin employed industrially than any other organometal-containing polymer. This topic of organotin-containing polymers is reviewed and includes tin incorporated in the polymer backbone, included as side-chains, and within copolymers. The biological activity is reviewed emphasizing their use as antifouling and antibacterial agents. The basics or organotin chemistry is also described.