Covalent Adaptable Networks: Reversible Bond Structures Incorporated in Polymer Networks

Smart and responsive: Reversible transesterification reactions were recently used within a polymer network to create a covalently crosslinked material that is capable of being processed as well as mended and recycled

Christopher N. Bowman; Christopher J. Kloxin

2012

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  • Smart and responsive: Reversible transesterification reactions were recently used within a polymer network to create a covalently crosslinked material that is capable of being processed as well as mended and recycled
  • This work is highlighted in the context of the covalent adaptable network approach and illustrates the bond cleavage and reformation mechanism that enable the adaptability of these materials

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