Clara Viñas, Rosario Núñez and Francesc Teixidor, from the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Laboratory at ICMAB, and Isabel Romero, from the Universitat de Girona, co-authored the Wiley-VCH book "Smart Inorganic Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Emerging Applications in Materials and Life Sciences", in particular, the chapter "Highlighting the Binding Behavior of Icosahedral Boron Clusters Incorporated into Polymers: Synthons, Polymers Preparation, and Relevant Properties".
The book "Smart Inorganic Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Emerging Applications in Materials and Life Sciences" edited by Evamarie Hey-Hawkins and Muriel Hissler, provides complete and undiluted knowledge on making inorganic polymers functional.
The book reflects the state of the art in the field of inorganic polymers, based on research conducted by a number of internationally leading research groups working in this area. It covers the synthesis aspects of synthetic inorganic polymers and looks at multiple inorganic monomers as building blocks, which exhibit unprecedented electronic, redox, photo-emissive, magnetic, self-healing and catalytic properties. It also looks at the applications of inorganic polymers in areas such as optoelectronics, energy storage, industrial chemistry, and biology.
Beginning with an overview of the use of smart inorganic polymers in daily life, Smart Inorganic Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Emerging Applications in Materials and Life Sciences goes on to study the synthesis, properties, and applications of polymers incorporating different heteroelements such as boron, phosphorus, silicon, germanium, and tin.
The book also examines inorganic polymers in flame-retardants, as functional materials, and in biology.
Aimed at academics and industrial researchers in this field, Smart Inorganic Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Emerging Applications in Materials and Life Sciences will also benefit scientists who want to get a better overview on the state-of-the-art of this rapidly advancing area.
Chapter 2, entitled "Boron-Containing Polymers" includes the section co-authored by C. Viñas, R. Núñez, I. Romero and F. Teixidor: Highlighting the Binding Behavior of Icosahedral Boron Clusters into Polymers: Synthons, Polymers Preparation and Relevant Properties”, which includes information on "Conducting Organic Polymers Containing Icosahedral Boron Clusters", "Fluorescent Carborane-Containing Polymers" and "Thermally Resistant Carborane-Based Polymers", among others.
Evamarie Hey-Hawkins is Full Professor and holds a Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at Leipzig University, Germany. Her broad research interests include biological and medicinal chemistry, homogeneous catalysis with transition metal complexes, and precursors for novel materials. She was Chair of the COST Action CM1302, the European Network on Smart Inorganic Polymers (SIPs), and has received numerous awards from international chemical societies and the Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony, Germany, in May 2017.
Smart Inorganic Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Emerging Applications in Materials and Life Sciences. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins (Editor), Muriel Hissler (Editor) ISBN: 978-3-527-34484-0 April 2019; Pages 368.
Rosario Núñez, Francesc Teixidor and Clara Viñas (ICMAB-CSIC) and Isabel Romero (Universitat de Girona)