Title

Dynamic Materials: The Chemistry of Self-Healing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

A reversible covalent reaction in which two oxygen-insensitive radicals combine to form a carbon–carbon bond provides the mechanism by which a polymer gel can self-heal at room temperature without the need for any external stimulus.

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Originally published in Nature Chemistry 4, 80–82 (2012)

Publication Title

Nature Chemistry

Volume

4

First Page

80

Last Page

82