Soft thermoplastic elastomers with increased durability are in high demand for a broad spectrum of applications. Silicone elastomers are soft and durable, but they are not thermoplastic in nature and, under extreme conditions, reliability may also suffer. Thus, as a solution to these shortcomings, we report the synthesis of a thermo-reversible, self-healing and recyclable silicone elastomer, namely P(PDMSMA-co-UPyMA). Stimuli-responsivity is imparted to the silicone copolymer by incorporating supramolecular 2-ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidone (UPy) self-assembling motifs (Figure 1). Self-healing of the novel elastomer may be triggered by both direct and indirect heating, the latter by means of incorporating Fe3O4 particles into the elastomer and subsequent exposure to an alternating magnetic field (AMF).
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||MRS Spring meeting 2018 - Phoenix convention center, Phoenix, United States|
Duration: 1 Apr 2018 → 6 Apr 2018
|Conference||MRS Spring meeting 2018|
|Location||Phoenix convention center|
|Period||01/04/2018 → 06/04/2018|