16. Inorganic Polymers with Precise Structures

  1. Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski3,
  2. Prof. Dr. Yves Gnanou4 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Ludwik Leibler5,6
  1. David A. Rider1 and
  2. Ian Manners2

Published Online: 23 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527631421.ch16

Macromolecular Engineering: Precise Synthesis, Materials Properties, Applications

Macromolecular Engineering: Precise Synthesis, Materials Properties, Applications

How to Cite

Rider, D. A. and Manners, I. (2007) Inorganic Polymers with Precise Structures, in Macromolecular Engineering: Precise Synthesis, Materials Properties, Applications (eds K. Matyjaszewski, Y. Gnanou and L. Leibler), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527631421.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemistry, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  2. 4

    Université Bordeaux 1, Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques, ENSCPB, 16 avenue Pey-Berland, 33607 Pessac, France

  3. 5

    Matière Molle et Chimie, UMR 167 CNRS, ESPCI, 10 rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris, France

  4. 6

    UMR 167 CNRS-ESPCI École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, 10 rue Vauquelin, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry, 80 St. George Street, M5S 3H6 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Bristol, Department of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527314461

Online ISBN: 9783527631421



  • inorganic polymers;
  • metal-containing polymers;
  • nitroxide-mediated radical polymerization;
  • atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP);
  • reversible addition fragmentation termination (RAFT) polymerization;
  • living cationic polymerization;
  • living anionic polymerization;
  • metathesis polymerization


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Metal-containing Polymers

  • Use of Nitroxide-mediated Radical Polymerization

  • Use of Atom-transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)

  • Use of Reversible Addition Fragmentation Termination (RAFT) Polymerization

  • Use of Living Cationic Polymerization

  • Use of Living Anionic Polymerization

  • Use of Metathesis Polymerization

  • Indirect Sequential Polymerization Routes to Metal-containing Block Copolymers

  • Routes to Metallo-linked Block Copolymers

  • Routes to Metal-centered Star- and Star-block Copolymers

  • Applications of Metal-containing Polymers with Precise Structures

  • Polymers Based on Main Group Elements

  • Conclusions and Outlook

  • References