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Self-Healing Polymer Network with High Strength, Tunable Properties, and Biocompatibility

Diggle, Broden; Jiang, Zhen; Li, Rachel; Connal, Luke


Nature has designed and optimized materials to possess a range of properties and functions. Here, we introduced a molecular design strategy to impart customizable functionality and varying mechanical properties into gels; mimicking nature's range of tunable materials. We demonstrate a gel that is not only tough but also exhibits self-healing, is easily controllable, and the final materials have a broad range of mechanical properties. To develop these materials, we first prepared a methacrylic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021-05-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Chemistry of Materials
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c00707
Access Rights: Open Access


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