Polymer Science

The Wonderful World of Metallo-Polymers

Get free access now to a selection of articles from the topical issue on “Macromolecules Containing Metal Ions”.

Macromolecules containing metal ions (metallo-polymers) represent a highly exciting field of research both from an academic and an industrial point of view. In conjunction with supramolecular chemistry a variety of potential applications might become feasible: the development of tomorrow’s data storage, the use of different metal ions that can capture light with a polymeric matrix and can be easily painted onto a surface, or the creation of tomorrow’s television screen that can simply be sprayed onto a smooth surface. Before the realization of such ideas becomes reality for industrial production a more fundamental understanding of suitable building blocks, their characterization and self-assembling processes is necessary.

Ian Manners (University of Bristol), George Newkome (University of Akron), as well as Stephanie and Ulrich Schubert (University of Jena) have assembled an impressive collection of contributions to the field in the current issue of Macromolecular Rapid Communications. On top of that, a selection of full papers can be found in a section in Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics.


Get free access now to selected articles of the issue. Enjoy the reading!

Interested readers should also refer to the related book by Ulrich S. Schubert, Andreas Winter, George R. Newkome.

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