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Healable polymeric materials: a tutorial review

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Given the extensive use of polymers in the modern age with applications ranging from aerospace components to microcircuitry, the ability to regain the mechanical and physical characteristics of complex pristine materials after damage is an attractive proposition. This tutorial review focusses upon the key chemical concepts that have been successfully utilised in the design of healable polymeric materials.

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The article was received on 15 Jan 2010 and first published on 23 Mar 2010

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B904502N
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 1973-1985

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    Healable polymeric materials: a tutorial review

    S. Burattini, B. W. Greenland, D. Chappell, H. M. Colquhoun and W. Hayes, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 1973
    DOI: 10.1039/B904502N

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