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Themed collection Smart Inorganic Polymers

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Editorial

Smart Inorganic Polymers

Guest editors Anne-Marie Caminade, Evamarie Hey-Hawkins and Ian Manners introduce the Smart Inorganic Polymers issue of Chemical Society Reviews

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Open Access Review Article

Metal–organic frameworks as competitive materials for non-linear optics

The development of metal–organic frameworks may transform into a very promising area, namely, obtaining quantum and nonlinear metamaterials using chemical methods.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks as competitive materials for non-linear optics
From the themed collection: Smart Inorganic Polymers
Review Article

Multifunctional polymetallaynes: properties, functions and applications

Polymetallaynes of late transition metal elements have aroused considerable research attention. This Review article highlights the structure–property–function relationships of this class of metallopolymers and their emerging applications in electronic, optical and magnetic devices.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional polymetallaynes: properties, functions and applications
From the themed collection: Smart Inorganic Polymers
Review Article

Polyferrocenylsilanes: synthesis, properties, and applications

This comprehensive review covers polyferrocenylsilanes (PFSs), a well-established, readily accessible class of main chain organosilicon metallopolymer. The focus is on the recent advances involving PFS homopolymers and block copolymers and the article covers the synthesis, properties, and applications of these fascinating materials.

Graphical abstract: Polyferrocenylsilanes: synthesis, properties, and applications
Review Article

π-Conjugated phospholes and their incorporation into devices: components with a great deal of potential

This review serves as a brief introduction to phospholes and discusses their unique favorable properties for application in organic electronic materials.

Graphical abstract: π-Conjugated phospholes and their incorporation into devices: components with a great deal of potential
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Review Article

Synthesis and characterization of metallo-supramolecular polymers

The basic concepts and synthetic strategies leading to metallo-supramolecular polymers as well as the scope and limitation in characterizing such materials are discussed in this review.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of metallo-supramolecular polymers
From the themed collection: Smart Inorganic Polymers
Review Article

Metal-containing and related polymers for biomedical applications

A survey of the most recent progress in the biomedical applications of metal-containing polymers is given.

Graphical abstract: Metal-containing and related polymers for biomedical applications
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Open Access Tutorial Review

Preparation of polyphosphazenes: a tutorial review

The essentials of the synthetic chemistry of poly(organo)phosphazenes are detailed in this tutorial review, with a particular focus on the recent advances in this field.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of polyphosphazenes: a tutorial review
From the themed collection: Smart Inorganic Polymers
Open Access Tutorial Review

Icosahedral boron clusters: a perfect tool for the enhancement of polymer features

The review focuses on the development of hybrid organic–inorganic π conjugated, silane, siloxane and coordination polymers containing boron clusters, which have received considerable academic and technological interest due to the combination of the electronic, optical and thermal properties of traditional inorganic materials with desirable properties of organic plastics, including mechanical flexibility and low production costs.

Graphical abstract: Icosahedral boron clusters: a perfect tool for the enhancement of polymer features
From the themed collection: Smart Inorganic Polymers
Open Access Tutorial Review

Polymers with pendant ferrocenes

Charges make the difference in the arrangement of smart polymer chains and networks.

Graphical abstract: Polymers with pendant ferrocenes
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Tutorial Review

Polystannanes: processible molecular metals with defined chemical structures

Polystannanes are a unique class of materials as those inorganic polymers (more precisely organometallic polymers) appear to be hitherto the only characterized polymers with a backbone of covalently bound metal atoms.

Graphical abstract: Polystannanes: processible molecular metals with defined chemical structures
From the themed collection: Smart Inorganic Polymers
Tutorial Review

Inorganic dendrimers: recent advances for catalysis, nanomaterials, and nanomedicine

Among inorganic dendrimers, phosphorhydrazone dendrimers and carbosilane dendrimers are the most widely used as nanotools for catalysis, materials, and biology.

Graphical abstract: Inorganic dendrimers: recent advances for catalysis, nanomaterials, and nanomedicine
From the themed collection: Smart Inorganic Polymers
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About this collection

We are pleased to present this Chemical Society Reviews themed issue on smart inorganic polymers, guest edited by Anne-Marie Caminade, Evamarie Hey-Hawkins and Ian Manners. This issue highlights the vast recent developments in the field (from fast synthesis strategies to functionalization) and demonstrates the range of applications of inorganic polymers in areas such as catalysis, nanotechnology, nanomedicine and biology. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

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