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Multivalent hydrogen bonding block copolymers self-assemble into strong and tough self-healing materials

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Triblock copolymers having glassy PMMA blocks and dynamic hydrogen bonding blocks were synthesized by sequential atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). The dynamic triblock copolymers self-assemble into nanocomposite materials exhibiting a combination of mechanical strength, toughness, and self-healing capability.

Graphical abstract: Multivalent hydrogen bonding block copolymers self-assemble into strong and tough self-healing materials

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The article was received on 28 Apr 2014, accepted on 25 Jul 2014 and first published on 28 Jul 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03168G
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 10868-10870
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    Multivalent hydrogen bonding block copolymers self-assemble into strong and tough self-healing materials

    Y. Chen and Z. Guan, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10868
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03168G

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