Eishun Tsuchida*, Hiroyuki Nishide

*Corresponding author for this work

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A polymer-metal complex is composed of a synthetic polymer and metal ions. Its synthesis represents an attempt to give an organic polymer inorganic functions. Catalytically active polymers can be obtained by inducing a metal complex to catalyze a reaction with a polymer backbone, and it is reasonable to assume that the metal complex bound to the polymer will show a specific type of catalytic behavior, reflecting the properties of the polymer chain. Indeed, many synthetic polymer-metal complexes have been found to exhibit high catalytic efficiency. This bibliography-based review discusses the subject under headings - formation of structure of pendant-type polymer-metal complexes; formation and stability of polymer chelates; reactivity of polymer-cobalt complexes; reaction of polymer-heme complexes with molecular oxygen; reactions catalyzed by polymer-copper complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-87
Number of pages87
JournalAdv Polym Sci
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


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