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Issue 14, 2019
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Chemically fueled covalent crosslinking of polymer materials

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Abstract

Transiently crosslinked dynamic polymer networks are developed, using carbodiimide hydration to link carboxylic acids as anhydrides. From aqueous polymer solutions, non-equilibrium hydrogels are transiently formed, which dissolve upon anhydride hydrolysis. The materials can be refueled using a subsequent injection of carbodiimide. The gels exhibit higher storage moduli compared to transient supramolecular gels as a result of their covalent crosslinks.

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The article was received on 11 Dec 2018, accepted on 21 Jan 2019 and first published on 21 Jan 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09823A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 2086-2089

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    Chemically fueled covalent crosslinking of polymer materials

    B. Zhang, I. M. Jayalath, J. Ke, J. L. Sparks, C. S. Hartley and D. Konkolewicz, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 2086
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09823A

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