This chapter deals with the use of molecules in inorganic materials chemistry. Materials scientists are interested primarily in solid state and structural chemistry, and not much concerned with molecules as almost all inorganic materials, with the exception of liquid crystals, are atomic solids, which do not consist of molecules. However, materials chemists have to be aware of the behavior of molecules in order to be able to use them to fabricate materials and adapt their surfaces. Whatever is known about the reactivity of particular molecules, e.g., on ligand exchange or on electron transfer, can be applied to solid surfaces or polymers that are modified by immobilized molecules.
KeywordsValence Electron Organic Ligand Ligand Exchange Inorganic Polymer Monodentate Ligand
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