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Organic–inorganic shape memory thermoplastic polyurethane based on polycaprolactone and polydimethylsiloxane

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Abstract

In this paper, we report a hybrid organic–inorganic thermoplastic shape memory polymer (SMP) that exhibits extremely fast-response time, with the switching temperature at body temperature and a thermoplasticity that allows for solvent processing. The polymers show good shape recovery (>95%) and shape fixity (>95%). The combination of organic–inorganic hybrid polymers in a linear chain could form a physical network structure that allows for exceptionally fast response upon being triggered at 40 °C.

Graphical abstract: Organic–inorganic shape memory thermoplastic polyurethane based on polycaprolactone and polydimethylsiloxane

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The article was received on 14 Feb 2016, accepted on 01 Apr 2016 and first published on 04 Apr 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA04041A
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 34946-34954
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    Organic–inorganic shape memory thermoplastic polyurethane based on polycaprolactone and polydimethylsiloxane

    B. Q. Y. Chan, S. S. Liow and X. J. Loh, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 34946
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA04041A

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