Based on a symposium sponsored by the Division of Organic Coatings and Plastics Chemistry at the 181st meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlanta, Ga., Mar. 30-31, 1981. Perspectives in bioactive polymers / Charles G. Gebelein and Charles E. Carraher, Jr. -- Biological activities of metal-containing polymers / Charles E. Carraher, Jr., David J. Giron, Delie Roselyn Cerutis, Wayne R. Burt, R.S. Venkatachalam, Timothy J. Gehrke, Shuzo Tsuji, and Howard S. Blaxall -- Biocidal activity of organotin polymers in wood / Deborah M. Andersen, J.A. Mendoza, B.K. Garg, and R.V. Subramanian -- Polymer-bound fungicides for paints / Charles U. Pittman, Jr., Kevin R. Lawyer, and K.S. Ramachandran -- Poly(thiosemicarbazide) copper(II) complexes as potential algicides and molluscicides / L.G. Donaruma, S. Kitoh, J.V. Depinto, J.K. Edzwald, and M.J. Maslyn -- Potential polymeric herbicides derived from poly(vinyl alcohol) : modification of polymers / Charles G. Gebelein -- In vivo studies on drug-polymer sustained-release systems / James M. Anderson -- Polymeric delivery systems for macromolecules : approaches for studying in vivo release kinetics and designing constant rate systems / Robert Langer, Dean S.T. Hsieh, and Larry Brown -- Design of polymeric iron chelators for treating iron overload in Cooley's anemia / Anthony Winston, James Rosthauser, David Fair, Jamshed Bapasola, and Weerasak Lerdthusnee -- Structural and functional interrelationships of anterior pituitary hormones / J. Ramachandran -- Covalent binding of trypsin to hydrogels / William H. Daly and F. Shih -- Chitin-protein complexes : ordered biopolymer composites / John Blackwell, Louis T. Germinario, and Mark A. Weih -- Interaction of synthetic polymers with cell membranes and model membrane systems : pyran copolymer / Lalat K. Marwaha and David A. Tirrell -- Thermodynamic characterization of proflavine binding to DNA / Yoshihiro Baba, Charles L. Beatty, and Akihiro Kagemoto -- Polymers for potential cancer therapy : a brief review / Charles G. Gebelein -- The antitumor and antiviral effects of polycarboxylic acid polymers / Raphael M. Ottenbrite -- Polymeric derivatives based on cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) as antineoplastic agents / Charles E. Carraher, Jr., William J. Scott, Isabel Lopez, Delie Roselyn Cerutis, Tushar Manek, and David J. Giron -- Controlled release of anticancer agents that are complexes of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) and [alpha]-hydroxyquinones / Seymour Yolles, Rosette M. Roat, Mario F. Sartori, and Catharine L. Washburne -- p13sC NMR studies of the structure of the divinyl ether-maleic anhydride cyclic alternating copolymer : a biologically active agent / Walter J. Freeman and David S. Breslow -- Interaction of methotrexate (polylysine) with rat liver tumor cells / John M. Whiteley and John H. Galivan -- Evidence of cooperativity and allosterism in the binding of various antibiotics and carcinogens to DNA / L.S. Rosenberg, M.S. Balakrishnan, D.E. Graves, K.R. Lee, S.A. Winkle, and T.R. Krugh.