2. Metal Oxide Clusters As Building Blocks for Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers

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

Published Online: 30 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471773263.ch2

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

Schubert, U. (2005) Metal Oxide Clusters As Building Blocks for Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers, 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.ch2

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. Institute of Materials Chemistry, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9, A-1060 Wien, AUSTRIA

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:

  • transition-metal oxide clusters;
  • cluster-reinforced polymers;
  • hybrid inorganic/organic polymers;
  • composites;
  • POSS;
  • sol-gel;
  • titanium oxide clusters;
  • zirconium oxide clusters;
  • PMMA;
  • SAXS;
  • metal-oxide clusters

Summary

This chapter reviews the use of metal oxide clusters in producing inorganic-organic hybrid polymers. The formation of active organic groups on the inorganic oxide clusters is described. The connective groups act to connect the metal oxide clusters with various polymers, here mainly PMMA. The prefabrication of the inorganic nano clusters allows the tailoring of specific properties.