5. Zirconocene and Hafnocene-Containing Macromolecules

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

Published Online: 19 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471747319.ch5

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

Carraher, C. E. (2005) Zirconocene and Hafnocene-Containing Macromolecules, 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.ch5

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 and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431 and Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, Florida, 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:

  • titanocene-containing polymers;
  • hafnocene-containing polymers;
  • zirconocene-containing polymers;
  • soluble stereoregulating catalysts;
  • anchored metal polymers;
  • inorganic supported catalysts;
  • organic polymer supports;
  • metal-containing condensation polymers;
  • polydyes;
  • plant growth hormones;
  • kinetin;
  • modification of cellulose;
  • modification of dextrin;
  • Everglades restoration

Summary

The topic of zirconocene and hafnocene-containing polymers is reviewed. Most of the effort to make Zr, and Hf metallocene polymers has focused on macromolecules containing zirconocene and hafnocene as catalysts, especially stereoregular catalysts. There are a number of other potential uses including corrosion resistant coatings, thermally stable materials, liquid crystals, electrodes, sensors, semiconductors, and in controlled-release structures. The most widely employed Zr- and Hf-containing metallocenes are zirconocene dichloride and hafnocene dichloride. Even so, there are a number of other metallocenes that have been introduced including bridged structures.