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Self-Healing Supramolecular Polymers via Host-Guest Interactions

Author(s): Simin Liu, Wanjun Gong, Xiran Yang.

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Abstract:

Self-healing or self-repairing materials are ‘smart materials’ that repair damage caused by mechanical force and are a key development of 21st century materials chemistry and engineering. In this review we describe a few excellent examples of self-healing supramolecular polymers based on host-guest interactions and discuss their advantages and versatility.

Keywords: Host-guest interaction, self-healing, supramolecular polymer.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 15
Year: 2014
Page: [2010 - 2015]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1385272819666140514005435
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