Applications of Organometallic Chemistry in the Preparation and Processing of Advanced Materials

  • John F. Harrod
  • Richard M. Laine

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 297)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Metal Oxide Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacques Livage
      Pages 3-25
    3. Wilhelm F. Maier, Frank M. Bohnen, Jens Heilmann, Stephan Klein, Hee-Chan Ko, Michael F. Mark et al.
      Pages 27-46
  3. Nonoxide Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. R. Riedel, A. Kienzle, M. Frieß
      Pages 155-171
    3. L. V. Interrante, C. W. Whitmarsh, W. Sherwood, H.-J. Wu, R. Lewis, G. Maciel
      Pages 173-183
    4. Robert J. P. Corriu, Markus Enders, Sylvain Huille, Laurence Lutsen, Joël J. E. Moreau
      Pages 185-199
  4. Novel Materials with Novel Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. R. Corriu, P. Gerbier, G. Guerin, B. Henner
      Pages 203-222
    3. John D. Wright, Roeland J. M. Nolte
      Pages 223-242
    4. A. W. Castleman Jr.
      Pages 269-281
    5. D. O’Hare, S. Barlow, A. K. Hughes, I. Manners, C. H. Honeyman, J. K. Pudelski et al.
      Pages 303-315
    6. Paul Nguyen, Gerry Lesley, Chaoyang Dai, Nicholas J. Taylor, Todd B. Marder, Vano Chu et al.
      Pages 333-347
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 349-355

About this book


In the ten years since the scientific rationale for the design, synthesis and application of inorganic and organometallic polymers (IOPs) was first conceptualised, we have witnessed the first tentative exploration of IOPs as precursors to new materials, with efforts focusing on the design and synthesis of novel ceramic precursors. Developing expertise led to precursor studies combined with the characterisation of the transformation processes that occur when IOPs are converted to ceramic materials. Now at maturity, the science presented in this volume reveals the polymer precursor approach to materials synthesis together with examples of processing ceramic shapes for a range of mechanical properties, the development of sophisticated, noninvasive analytical techniques, and IOP design rationales relying on well-defined processing-property relationships. The production of multifunctional IOPs is described, providing ion conductivity, gas sensing, bioactivity, magnetic properties, etc., combined with processability.
The existence of well-defined IOPs and the exquisite control that can be exerted on sol-gel systems now provide access to such a variety of mixed organic-organometallic and/or inorganic hybrid systems that their exploitation is likely to develop into an entirely new field of materials chemistry. Future exciting avenues of research are also being opened up with the advent of buckyballs, Met-Cars, dopable preceramics, rigid-rod organometallics, and molecular tinkertoys.


ceramics crystal development liquid model nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) polymer science sol-gel

Editors and affiliations

  • John F. Harrod
    • 1
  • Richard M. Laine
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Materials Science & EngineeringCollege of EngineeringAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4149-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0337-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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