Polymeric materials: a self-healing elastomer

J.L. Wietor, R.P. Sijbesma

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"Heal thyself!": A thermoplastic rubber material has recently been developed that can completely mend itself when the fracture interfaces are rejoined and left to heal for a moderate time. This smart rubber is easy to synthesize and displays excellent mechanical properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8161-8163
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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