Synthesis and Characterization of New Systems: RingOpening Polymerization (ROP) of Strained Metallocenophanes (J.K. Pudelski et al.). ClusterContaining Metal (Co)Polymers: Production, Structure and Thermal Properties (N.M. Bravaya et al.). Variability of MixedUnit Chains in MetalContaining Polymers (G.I. Dzhardimalieva, A.D. Pomogailo). Metal Coordination Polymers: Eightcoordinate Cerium(IV) and Zirconium(IV) Polymers with Varied Flexibility, Conjugation, and Stability through Ligand Variation (R.D. Archer et al.). SiliconContaining Polymers, Preceramic Systems, 3D Cages and Networks: Chemical Modifications of Halomethylated Poly(methylphenylsilane): A New and Facile Route to Functionalized Polysilanes (A.C. Swain et al.). Siloxane Polymers with Pendant Metal Carbonyl Groups (F.B. McCormick et al.). Reaction of Trimethylsilylmethyl Substituted Silanes with Alkali Metals: Syntheses of Polycarbosilanes and Polysilanes (G. Ouyang et al.). Preparation and Properties of Novel Titanosiloxane and Zirconosiloxane (T. Gunji, Y. Abe). Synthesis of Thermosetting Preceramic Copolymer (O. Funayama et al.). Catalytic Systems: Prearranged Poly4vinylpyridine Nickel Complexes as Catalysts for the Hydrogenation of Allyl Alcohol (A.A. Efendiev et al.). Polymers with Ligated Peroxotungstic Units: Organophosphoryl Macroligands for the Catalytic Epoxidation of Alkenes (G. Gelbard et al.). Electrical, Magnetic, Photonic, and IonExchange Properties: Cobalt Dicarbollide Containing Polymer Resins for Cerium and Strontium Uptake (W.P. Steckle, Jr. et al.). Magnetic Investigations on Cu(II) and Fe(III)Containing Liquid Crystalline Metallopolymers (W. Haase et al.). Novel Photonic Materials Containing Prophyrin Rings (Z. Bao, L. Yu). MetalContaining Polymers as Precursors for the Production of Ferromagnetic and Superconducting Materials (A.D. Pomogailo et al.). Bridged Macrocyclic TransitionMetalOligomers, Synthesis and Electrical Properties (M. Hanack). Enhancement of Dimensional Stability in Soluble Polyimides via Lanthanide(III) Additives (R.E. Southward et al.). Polyelectrolytes and IonBinding Systems: Investigation of the IonBonding Properties of Tactic Poly(methacrylic acids) Using Terbium(III) Ion as a Fluorescent Probe (H. LujánUpton, Y. Okamoto). Rational Design of Novel Polyelectrolytes: Aluminosilicate/Poly(ethylene glycol) Copolymers (G.C. Rawsky, D.F. Shriver). Determination of Acidity in the Interior of the CrossLinked Polyelectrolyte Grain by the Use of pHSensitive Probes (L.S. Molochnikov et al.). Mass Spectroscopy: Electron Impact Mass Spectroscopy of Condensation MetalContaining Polymers (C.E. Carraher, Jr. et al.). Biological Systems: Model Systems and Structure, Function and Reactivity Relationships in Transition MetalContaining Biopolymers (G.B. Jameson). Incorporation of SquarePlanar Metal Binding Sites into Protein Polymeric Structures (E. Long et al.). 14 additional articles. Index.
''A must for anyone interested in metal-containing polymers and all its aspects.'' ---American Scientist ''Nicely organized...well-written....An excellent shapshot of the current state of this field.'' ---MRS Bulletin, July 1998
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