The crucial role of inorganic ring chemistry in the development of new polymers

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Abstract

The field of phosphazene high polymers has developed into a large area of more than 700 different types of macromolecules with novel combinations of properties and diverse applications. Small-molecule phosphazene rings have played a major role in these developments, first as starting materials for polymer synthesis, second as synthetic and structural models for the high polymers, and third as components of hybrid inorganic-organic macromolecules. These three aspects are reviewed, with examples taken from our recent work, together with some thoughts on the development of this and related fields in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-671
Number of pages11
JournalPhosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements
Volume179
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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