Carraher, Charles E., Jr.Pittman, Charles U., Jr.Zeldin, MartelAbd-El-Aziz, Alaa S.
Section Title: Chemistry of Synthetic High Polymers
Group IVA Polymers
A review. Prepn. of polygermanes (Wurtz reaction, catalytic routes, electrochem prepn.) and their chem. and phys. properties are described. Following topics are also discussed: organogermanium carbon backbone polymers, polyferrocenylgermanes, polymers contg. O, N, Si, and S in the backbone, anchored organogermanium products, stacked phthalocyanine polymers, and hyperbranched materials. [on SciFinder(R)]