Acknowledgement is made to the donors of The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for partial support of this research. M.W. acknowledges support from a Horton Fellowship administered through the Laboratory of Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester.
Shape-Memory Effects in Polymer Networks Containing Reversibly Associating Side-Groups†
Article first published online: 11 SEP 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 19, pages 2851–2855, October, 2007
How to Cite
Li, J., Viveros, J. A., Wrue, M. H. and Anthamatten, M. (2007), Shape-Memory Effects in Polymer Networks Containing Reversibly Associating Side-Groups. Adv. Mater., 19: 2851–2855. doi: 10.1002/adma.200602260
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 11 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 9 MAY 2007
- Manuscript Received: 3 OCT 2006
- The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
- Hydrogen bonding;
- Shape-memory materials
A new type of lightly crosslinked shape-memory polymer that contains reversibly associating side-groups is reported. H-bonding interactions stabilize mechanically strained states at low temperatures. The materials' shape recovery rate exhibits Arrhenius-like temperature dependence due to the dynamics of H-bond dissociation.