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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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Submitted
15 Jan 2010
First published
23 Mar 2010

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 1973-1985
Article type
Tutorial Review

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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