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Inorganics 2018, 6(3), 65; https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics6030065

Group 4 Metallocene Polymers—Selected Properties and Applications

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
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Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76010, USA
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Received: 27 May 2018 / Revised: 16 June 2018 / Accepted: 20 June 2018 / Published: 26 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Metallocene Complexes)
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Group 4 metallocene polymers offer a wide variety of unique properties. Some of these are reviewed in this paper, including the ability to form fibers and to absorb laser radiation, thereby protecting materials containing them in small amounts; the possibility of becoming conductive materials through simple doping; increasing the productivity of damaged, old and mold-infested seeds through incorporation of plant growth hormones; and acting as anticancer drugs that inhibit a variety of human cancers including breast and pancreatic cancers. View Full-Text
Keywords: metallocene polymers; fiber formation; pancreatic cancer; breast cancer; increased seed germination; plant growth hormones; conductive polymers; material protection from laser radiation metallocene polymers; fiber formation; pancreatic cancer; breast cancer; increased seed germination; plant growth hormones; conductive polymers; material protection from laser radiation
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Carraher, C.E., Jr.; Roner, M.R.; Slawek, P.; Mosca, F. Group 4 Metallocene Polymers—Selected Properties and Applications. Inorganics 2018, 6, 65.

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