A novel approach smart coatings utilizing non-covalent interactions

U.S. Schubert, G. Hochwimmer, S. Schmatloch, H. Hofmeier

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The blending of non-covalent interactions with traditional polymer chemistry can lead to a novel class of smart (responsive) materials allowing a new access to high-tech applications, such as switchable camouflage coatings or anticorrosive surfaces. An overview on supramolecular polymer chemistry will be presented in combination with a discussion of several potential systems, based mainlyon hydrogen bonding and metaf-ligand interactions. For a particular system (terpyrldlne-metal systems), the "swltchable" properties are discussed In detail.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-34
JournalEuropean Coatings Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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