A self-repairing, supramolecular polymer system: Healability as a consequence of donor-acceptor π-π Stacking interactions

Stefano Burattini, Howard M. Colquhoun, Justin D. Fox, Donia Friedmann, Barnaby W. Greenland, Peter J F Harris, Wayne Hayes, Michael E. MacKay, Stuart J. Rowan

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Abstract

A novel supramolecular polymer system, in which the terminal pyrenyl groups of a polyamide intercalate into the chain-folds of a polyimide via electronically-complementary π-π stacking, shows both enhanced mechanical properties relative to those of its individual components and facile healing characteristics as a result of the thermoreversibility of non-covalent interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6717-6719
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number44
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Burattini, S., Colquhoun, H. M., Fox, J. D., Friedmann, D., Greenland, B. W., Harris, P. J. F., Hayes, W., MacKay, M. E., & Rowan, S. J. (2009). A self-repairing, supramolecular polymer system: Healability as a consequence of donor-acceptor π-π Stacking interactions. Chemical Communications, (44), 6717-6719. https://doi.org/10.1039/b910648k