Boron-containing polymers as versatile building blocks for functional nanostructured materials

Fei Cheng, Frieder Jaekle

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Abstract

This review aims to highlight recent advances in the emerging field of boron-containing polymers as precursors for nanostructured materials. Boron compounds display highly interesting physical and chemical properties, which are of great potential benefit in the field of materials science. Specifically, combination of the unique characteristics of boron-containing functional groups with the nano-size regime of dendritic structures and the self-assembly of polymers of well-defined architectures, such as telechelic polymers and block copolymers, allows scientists to develop next generation materials for sensing, electronic devices, catalysis, biomedical applications, etc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2122-2132
Number of pages11
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume2
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry

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