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Self-healing metallopolymers based on cadmium bis(terpyridine) complex containing polymer networks

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Abstract

The utilization of metal–ligand interactions within polymers generates materials which are of interest for several applications, including self-healing materials. In this work we use methacrylate copolymers containing terpyridine moieties in the side chain for the formation of self-healing metallopolymer networks. The materials were synthesized using the reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization technique and subsequent crosslinking by the addition of a metal salt, here cadmium(II) salts, with different counter-ions. The influence of the counter-ions on the self-healing process within these structures was analyzed. The research resulted in a new polymeric material featuring a high (intrinsic) healing efficiency at relatively low temperatures (<75 °C).

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Submitted
28 Feb 2013
Accepted
21 Mar 2013
First published
22 Mar 2013

Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 4966-4973
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Self-healing metallopolymers based on cadmium bis(terpyridine) complex containing polymer networks

S. Bode, R. K. Bose, S. Matthes, M. Ehrhardt, A. Seifert, F. H. Schacher, R. M. Paulus, S. Stumpf, B. Sandmann, J. Vitz, A. Winter, S. Hoeppener, S. J. Garcia, S. Spange, S. van der Zwaag, M. D. Hager and U. S. Schubert, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 4966
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00288H

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