1. Nanocluster Assemblies and Molecular Orbital Interactions in Macromolecule-Metal Complexes

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

Published Online: 30 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471773263.ch1

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Nanoscale Interactions of Metal-Containing Polymers, Volume 7

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Nanoscale Interactions of Metal-Containing Polymers, Volume 7

How to Cite

Belfiore, L. A. and Fenton, S. E. (2005) Nanocluster Assemblies and Molecular Orbital Interactions in Macromolecule-Metal Complexes, in Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Nanoscale Interactions of Metal-Containing Polymers, Volume 7 (eds A. S. Abd-El-Aziz, C. E. Carraher, C. U. Pittman and M. Zeldin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471773263.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, and Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens, 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. Colorado State University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Polymer Physics and Engineering Laboratory, Ft. Collins, CO 80523, Colorado, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471684404

Online ISBN: 9780471773269

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Keywords:

  • nanoscale clusters;
  • clusters;
  • hydration enthalpies;
  • platinum complexes;
  • ruthenium complexes;
  • palladium complexes;
  • poly(4-vinylpyridine);
  • nickel complexes;
  • attractive polymeric ligands;
  • coordination polymers;
  • transition metal polymers;
  • ligand field

Summary

The synthesis of nanoscale clusters in metal-containing polymers is described. Extensive background of the topic is given. X-ray, quantum mechanical, and glass transition results are given and are described in terms of current theories. The uses of various polymers to form such nano clusters are described.