Special Issue "Metal-Containing Polymers"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Charles E. Carraher, Jr.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
Website: http://www.science.fau.edu/chemistry/faculty/carraher.html
E-Mail: carraher@fau.edu
Phone: +1 561 297-2107
Fax: +1 561 297-2759

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a great need for materials that behave in new and specific ways.  These materials will be the materials for the 21st century that allow us to answer critical needs present in the environment, communication, biomedicine, transportation, etc.  Of the about 120 elements, less than 25 are non-metals.  These elements are generally cited as being metals or metal-like.  These metals exhibit a number of oxidative states, geometries, and bonding allowing a tailoring in properties that are not present in most traditional polymeric materials. While the advent of metal-containing polymeric materials  is relatively new, they have already found use in communications, lithography, catalysis, biomedicine, smart materials, conductors, piezoelectronics, electrodes, solar energy conversion, pyroelectronics, lasers, nonlinear optics, semiconductors, radiology agents, contrast agents,  etc.

This journal edition features a variety of metal-containing materials where the presence of the metal is important to the overall or specific properties and where the material, if soluble, would be polymeric.  This includes dendrimers and hyper-branched materials.

Prof. Dr. Charles E. Carraher, Jr.
Guest Editor


  • metal-containing polymers/materials
  • organometallic polymers/materials
  • metallocene polymers/materials
  • iron/ferrocene-containing materials
  • transition metals
  • main group metals
  • polymers
  • materials
  • hyperbranched materials
  • dendrimers

Published Papers (2 papers)

by , ,  and
Materials 2011, 4(6), 991-1012; doi:10.3390/ma4060991
Received: 26 April 2011; in revised form: 19 May 2011 / Accepted: 26 May 2011 / Published: 27 May 2011
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by , ,  and
Materials 2011, 4(4), 801-815; doi:10.3390/ma4040801
Received: 11 February 2011; in revised form: 4 April 2011 / Accepted: 8 April 2011 / Published: 15 April 2011
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