Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz and Ian Manners (eds), Frontiers in Transition Metal-Containing Polymers

Wiley-Interscience, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2007, x + 533 pp, $135.00, Hardcover ISBN 0471-73015-7
  • Michael O. Wolf
Book Review

The development of the field of metallopolymers has been followed via several monographs, books and reviews, this is the latest and most comprehensive of these to appear. The diversity of macromolecular materials that are possible when the entire transition metal block is available is staggering, and it is a challenge to do justice to this variety in anything less than the 500 pages this volume contains. Abd-El-Aziz and Manners have assembled an international group of experts who cover the state of the art in this field in 13 chapters.

The first chapter is a retrospective by two of the early pioneers in the field, Charles Pittman Jr. (Mississippi State University) and Charles Carraher, Jr. (Florida Atlantic University). They put the rest of the book in historical perspective, and set up some of the key areas of investigation which are explored more extensively in later chapters. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz and Patrick Shipman (University of British Columbia Okanagan), in the second chapter,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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