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Title: Olefin metathesis for effective polymer healing via dynamic exchange of strong carbon-carbon bonds

A method of preparing a malleable and/or self-healing polymeric or composite material is provided. The method includes providing a polymeric or composite material comprising at least one alkene-containing polymer, combining the polymer with at least one homogeneous or heterogeneous transition metal olefin metathesis catalyst to form a polymeric or composite material, and performing an olefin metathesis reaction on the polymer so as to form reversible carbon-carbon double bonds in the polymer. Also provided is a method of healing a fractured surface of a polymeric material. The method includes bringing a fractured surface of a first polymeric material into contact with a second polymeric material, and performing an olefin metathesis reaction in the presence of a transition metal olefin metathesis catalyst such that the first polymeric material forms reversible carbon-carbon double bonds with the second polymeric material. Compositions comprising malleable and/or self-healing polymeric or composite material are also provided.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1215548
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) CHO
Patent Number(s):
9,133,313
Application Number:
13/962,380
Contract Number:
FG02-04ER46162
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Aug 08
Research Org:
The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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