Using Synergistic Multiple Dynamic Bonds to Construct Polymers with Engineered Properties

Zhen Jiang, Ayana Bhaskaran, Heather Aitken, India Shackleford, Luke Connal

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Dynamic bonds have achieved significant attention for their ability to impart fascinating properties to polymeric materials, such as high mechanical strength, self-healing, shape memory, 3D printability, and conductivity. Incorporating multiple dynamic bonds into polymer systems affords an attractive and efficient approach to endow multiple functionalities. This mini-review focuses on the use of complementary dynamic interactions to control the properties of soft materials. Owing to the diversity in dynamic chemistries that can be explored, the scope of this article is restricted to polymers and does not include colloids, amphiphiles, liquid crystals, or biological soft matter.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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