Jump to main content
Jump to site search
Access to RSC content Close the message box

Continue to access RSC content when you are not at your institution. Follow our step-by-step guide.

Issue 6, 2017
Previous Article Next Article

A biomass approach to mendable bio-elastomers

Author affiliations


Sustainable bioelastomers with high elastic recovery, high resilience and mendability are conceptualized with low chain-entanglement polymers that are predominantly originated from renewable biomass. Polymers with plant oil-derived fatty groups at the side chain were installed with furan, which allowed Diels–Alder addition to introduce dynamic covalent crosslinking. These elastomers are mendable via retro Diels–Alder. Reprocessing of these polymers led to the formation of elastomers with preservation of excellent resilience and elastic recovery.

Graphical abstract: A biomass approach to mendable bio-elastomers

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information

31 Aug 2016
10 Jan 2017
First published
10 Jan 2017

Soft Matter, 2017,13, 1306-1313
Article type

A biomass approach to mendable bio-elastomers

L. Yuan, Z. Wang, M. S. Ganewatta, M. A. Rahman, M. E. Lamm and C. Tang, Soft Matter, 2017, 13, 1306
DOI: 10.1039/C6SM02003H

Social activity

Search articles by author