Adaptable hetero Diels-Alder networks for fast self-healing under mild conditions

Kim K. Oehlenschlaeger, Jan O. Mueller, Josef Brandt, Stefan Hilf, Albena Lederer, Manfred Wilhelm, Robert Graf, Michelle L. Coote, Friedrich G. Schmidt, Christopher Barner-Kowollik

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A novel adaptable network based on the reversible hetero Diels-Alder reaction of a cyanodithioester and cyclopentadiene is presented. Reversible between 50-120 °C, the adjustable and self-healing features of the network are evidenced via temperature dependent rheology experiments and repetitive tensile tests whereas the network's chemical structure is explored by temperature dependent 1H MAS-NMR spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3561-3566
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyanodithioester
  • hetero Diels-Alder chemistry
  • Rheology
  • Self-healing


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