4. Mechanistic Aspects of the Photodegradation of Polymers Containing Metal–Metal Bonds along Their Backbones

  1. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz2,
  2. Charles E. Carraher Jr.3,
  3. Charles U. Pittman Jr.4 and
  4. Martel Zeldin5
  1. David R. Tyler

Published Online: 19 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471747319.ch4

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Transition Metal-Containing Polymers, Volume 6

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Transition Metal-Containing Polymers, Volume 6

How to Cite

Tyler, D. R. (2005) Mechanistic Aspects of the Photodegradation of Polymers Containing Metal–Metal Bonds along Their Backbones, in Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Transition Metal-Containing Polymers, Volume 6 (eds A. S. Abd-El-Aziz, C. E. Carraher, C. U. Pittman and M. Zeldin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471747319.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Chemistry, The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431 and Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, Florida, USA

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

    Department of Chemistry, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 7 OCT 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471684459

Online ISBN: 9780471747314

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Keywords:

  • quantum yields;
  • Zhurkov equation;
  • photodegredation;
  • ferrocene-containing polymers;
  • photo-oxidative mechanism;
  • autooxidation;
  • poly(vinylchloride) degradation;
  • polystyrene degradation;
  • polyamine degradation;
  • dimer degradation

Summary

The chapter details the photodegradation of polymers in general describing the theory and mechanistic pathways. It then details the photodegradation of polymers containing metal-to-metal bonding in the polymer backbone with the eventual aim of using metal-containing polymers to assist in the degradation of non-metal containing polymers. The photodegradation of several polymers is described and mechanism developed for degradation in both bulk and solution. It also describes the synthesis of these metal-metal polymers and the effect of photodegradation on the physical properties of the polymer.