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Titin-mimicking polycyclic polymers with shape regeneration and healing properties

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Polycyclic polymers based on cyclic (ABC)n-multiblock-copolymers are formed via stepwise polymerization of three individual blocks and exploiting the ring merging reaction of these ring polymers. The so-obtained precursor ring-polymers were interconnected via click reaction. Small blocks within the rings with the ability to form self-complementary hydrogen bonds lead to intra- and intermolecular links between polycyclic polymers. The obtained materials, which mimic nature's paragon Titin, have some extraordinary material properties concerning elasticity and energy dissipation.

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The article was received on 27 Oct 2014, accepted on 24 Nov 2014 and first published on 25 Nov 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01458H
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Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 1714-1726
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    Titin-mimicking polycyclic polymers with shape regeneration and healing properties

    J. Schuetz, P. Wentao and P. Vana, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 1714
    DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01458H

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