Macromolecules Incorporating Transition Metals: Tackling Global Challenges
Published:01 Feb 2018
Special Collection: 2018 ebook collectionSeries: Polymer Chemistry Series
2018. "Introduction", Macromolecules Incorporating Transition Metals: Tackling Global Challenges, Alaa S Abd-El-Aziz, Christian Agatemor, Wai-Yeung Wong
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Incorporating transition metals into polymers integrates the functionalities of metals with the mechanical properties and processibility of organic polymers, leading to properties that are useful in many facets of life. Materials scientists explore this approach, incorporating transition metals into polymers to tackle many of the global challenges including energy crisis, climate change, and the increasing burden of diseases. This chapter presents the contemporary global challenges and introduces the rational effort of materials scientists in addressing some of the challenges.