Self-healing of covalently cross-linked polymers by reshuffling thiuram disulfide moieties in air under visible light

Yoshifumi Amamoto, Hideyuki Otsuka, Atsushi Takahara, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

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Abstract

Self-healing of covalently cross-linked polymers under an ambient visible light in the bulk state, in air, at room temperature using radical exchange of thiuram disulfide units is reported. The successful attachment of surfaces of cut pieces proceeded under ambient conditions under exposure to visible light from a commercial tabletop lamp, as confirmed by bending and tensile tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3975-3980
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume24
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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