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A biomass approach to mendable bio-elastomers

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Abstract

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.

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Submitted
31 Aug 2016
Accepted
10 Jan 2017
First published
10 Jan 2017

Soft Matter, 2017,13, 1306-1313
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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

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