Healing of Polymeric Solids by Supramolecular Means

Authors

  • Laura N. Neumann 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: laura.neumann@unifr.ch
  • Christoph Weder Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), Polymer Chemistry and Materials, University of Fribourg, Chemin des Verdiers 4, CH-1700 Fribourg
  • Stephen Schrettl Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), Polymer Chemistry and Materials, University of Fribourg, Chemin des Verdiers 4, CH-1700 Fribourg;, Email: stephen.schrettl@unifr.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2019.277

Keywords:

Healing, Healable materials, Non-covalent interactions, Supramolecular polymers

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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Published

2019-04-24

How to Cite

[1]
L. N. Neumann, C. Weder, S. Schrettl, Chimia 2019, 73, 277, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2019.277.