Healing of Polymeric Solids by Supramolecular Means.

Affiliation

Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), Polymer Chemistry and Materials, University of Fribourg, Chemin des Verdiers 4, CH-1700 Fribourg, SCS-Metrohm Award for best oral presentation in Polymers, Colloids & Interfaces;, Email: [Email]

Abstract

Equipping a polymeric material with the ability to heal an inflicted damage is a crucial advantage for many applications. The incorporation of reversible and dynamic supramolecular interactions into polymeric systems has proven to be a promising route towards such materials. In this article, recent developments in the field of healable materials are highlighted with a particular focus on the design principles, driving forces, and mechanisms that allow healing to occur.

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