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.
|Journal||European Coatings Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|