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Self-Healing Polymers via Supramolecular Forces.
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PMID:  23315930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
As polymers and polymeric materials are "the" smart invention and technological driving force of the 20th century, the quest for self-healing or self-repairing polymers is strong. The concept of supramolecular self-healing materials relies on the use of noncovalent, transient bonds to generate networks, which are able to heal the damaged site, putting aspects of reversibility and dynamics of a network as crucial factors for the understanding and design of such self-healing materials. This Review describes recent examples and concepts of supramolecular polymers based on hydrogen bonding, π-π interactions, ionomers, and coordinative bonds, thus convincingly discussing the advantages and versatility of these supramolecular forces for the design and realization of self-healing polymers.
Florian Herbst; Diana Döhler; Philipp Michael; Wolfgang H Binder
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-14
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Title:  Macromolecular rapid communications     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1521-3927     ISO Abbreviation:  Macromol Rapid Commun     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9888239     Medline TA:  Macromol Rapid Commun     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Institute of Chemistry, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Von-Danckelmann-Platz 4, D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany.
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