Supramolecular Soft Adhesive Materials (pages 1803–1811)
Jérémie Courtois, Imane Baroudi, Nicolas Nouvel, Elise Degrandi, Sandrine Pensec, Guylaine Ducouret, Corinne Chanéac, Laurent Bouteiller and Costantino Creton
Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200901903
Supramolecular soft adhesive materials based on bis-urea functionalized low-molecular-weight polyisobutylenes (PIBUT) can interact through supramolecular hydrogen bonds and self-organize over times on the order of days at room temperature. The very slow dynamics combined with strongly interacting moieties result in interesting adhesive properties on typical low-adhesion surfaces such as silicone rubber.