Self-Healing Supramolecular Hydrogels Based on Reversible Physical Interactions
AbstractDynamic and reversible polymer networks capable of self-healing, i.e., restoring their mechanical properties after deformation and failure, are gaining increasing research interest, as there is a continuous need towards extending the lifetime and improving the safety and performance of materials particularly in biomedical applications. Hydrogels are versatile materials that may allow self-healing through a variety of covalent and non-covalent bonding strategies. The structural recovery of physical gels has long been a topic of interest in soft materials physics and various supramolecular interactions can induce this kind of recovery. This review highlights the non-covalent strategies of building self-repairing hydrogels and the characterization of their mechanical properties. Potential applications and future prospects of these materials are also discussed. View Full-Text
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Strandman, S.; Zhu, X. Self-Healing Supramolecular Hydrogels Based on Reversible Physical Interactions. Gels 2016, 2, 16.
Strandman S, Zhu X. Self-Healing Supramolecular Hydrogels Based on Reversible Physical Interactions. Gels. 2016; 2(2):16.Chicago/Turabian Style
Strandman, Satu; Zhu, X.X. 2016. "Self-Healing Supramolecular Hydrogels Based on Reversible Physical Interactions." Gels 2, no. 2: 16.
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