Recent developments in dynamic covalent polymers consisting of reversible covalent bonds are introduced. The reversibility of the covalent units in the polymers have made it possible to develop several kinds of functionalities, including formations of objective polymers repeatedly, structure controls of polymers by environmental changes, and recyclable polymers. Particularly polymers including linear polymers, polymers with designed architectures, and cross-linked polymers, which cannot be obtained by general polymerization techniques, are introduced in this review. In addition, self-healing polymers based on reversible covalent bonds are mentioned.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - May 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)