A self-repairing, supramolecular polymer system: healability as a consequence of donor-acceptor pi-pi stacking interactions
Burattini, S., Colquhoun, H.M., Fox, J.D., Friedmann, D., Greenland, B.W., Harris, P. J. F., Hayes, W., Mackay, M.E. and Rowan, S.J. (2009) A self-repairing, supramolecular polymer system: healability as a consequence of donor-acceptor pi-pi stacking interactions. Chemical Communications (44). pp. 6717-6719. ISSN 1359-7345
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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 pi-pi 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.