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Title: Recent advances in thermoplastic elastomers from living polymerizations: Macromolecular architectures and supramolecular chemistry

Abstract

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) have found use in a wide range of applications, such as adhesives, elastomers, coatings, fibers, and in additive manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing. Despite their omnipresence, the need for advanced TPEs with adaptive properties is continuously growing. Along with a brief historical introduction, this review introduces an overview of typical structure-property relationships for various TPEs and discusses the design principles of TPEs from a synthetic chemistry perspective. Recent advances in TPEs with different macromolecular architectures, including linear ABA triblock copolymers, ABC triblock terpolymers, multiblock copolymers, star copolymers, graft copolymers, bottlebrush polymers, and hyperbranched polymers are reviewed. Service temperatures and mechanical properties of the different materials are compared in each section. Incorporating various supramolecular interactions into different macromolecular architectures as a means to further extend the range of TPE applications is also reported on. Further opportunities for TPE research in both academia and industry are proposed as perspectives.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [2]; ORCiD logo [4];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); South China Univ. of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou (China); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  3. South China Univ. of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou (China)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; National Key Research and Development Program of China
OSTI Identifier:
1546540
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Progress in Polymer Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0079-6700
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Thermoplastic elastomer; Living/controlled polymerization; Macromolecular architecture; Mechanical properties; Glass transition temperature; Supramolecular chemistry

Citation Formats

Wang, Weiyu, Lu, Wei, Goodwin, Andrew, Wang, Huiqun, Yin, Panchao, Kang, Nam-Goo, Hong, Kunlun, and Mays, Jimmy W. Recent advances in thermoplastic elastomers from living polymerizations: Macromolecular architectures and supramolecular chemistry. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2019.04.002.
Wang, Weiyu, Lu, Wei, Goodwin, Andrew, Wang, Huiqun, Yin, Panchao, Kang, Nam-Goo, Hong, Kunlun, & Mays, Jimmy W. Recent advances in thermoplastic elastomers from living polymerizations: Macromolecular architectures and supramolecular chemistry. United States. doi:10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2019.04.002.
Wang, Weiyu, Lu, Wei, Goodwin, Andrew, Wang, Huiqun, Yin, Panchao, Kang, Nam-Goo, Hong, Kunlun, and Mays, Jimmy W. Thu . "Recent advances in thermoplastic elastomers from living polymerizations: Macromolecular architectures and supramolecular chemistry". United States. doi:10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2019.04.002.
@article{osti_1546540,
title = {Recent advances in thermoplastic elastomers from living polymerizations: Macromolecular architectures and supramolecular chemistry},
author = {Wang, Weiyu and Lu, Wei and Goodwin, Andrew and Wang, Huiqun and Yin, Panchao and Kang, Nam-Goo and Hong, Kunlun and Mays, Jimmy W.},
abstractNote = {Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) have found use in a wide range of applications, such as adhesives, elastomers, coatings, fibers, and in additive manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing. Despite their omnipresence, the need for advanced TPEs with adaptive properties is continuously growing. Along with a brief historical introduction, this review introduces an overview of typical structure-property relationships for various TPEs and discusses the design principles of TPEs from a synthetic chemistry perspective. Recent advances in TPEs with different macromolecular architectures, including linear ABA triblock copolymers, ABC triblock terpolymers, multiblock copolymers, star copolymers, graft copolymers, bottlebrush polymers, and hyperbranched polymers are reviewed. Service temperatures and mechanical properties of the different materials are compared in each section. Incorporating various supramolecular interactions into different macromolecular architectures as a means to further extend the range of TPE applications is also reported on. Further opportunities for TPE research in both academia and industry are proposed as perspectives.},
doi = {10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2019.04.002},
journal = {Progress in Polymer Science},
number = C,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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