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Marc Behl, Ingo Bellin, Steffen Kelch, Wolfgang Wagermaier and Andreas Lendlein One-Step Process for Creating Triple-Shape Capability of AB Polymer Networks Advanced Functional Materials 19

Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200800850

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The three alternative molecular mechanisms of one-step dual-shape programming for AB polymer networks containing crystalline poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) and amorphous cyclohexylmethacrylate (PCHMA) phases are explored (see image). Depending on the temperature range selected either the PCHMA (a) or the PCL phases (b), or in fact both (c), determine solidity. In the latter case, (c), reheating results in a two-step recovery process demonstrating a triple-shape behavior.

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