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Keywords:

  • Crosslinking;
  • Hydrogen bonding;
  • Shape-memory materials
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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.