12. June 2020

Vitrimers: Associative dynamic covalent adaptive networks in thermoset polymers.

Krishnakumar, B., et al. Chemical Engineering Journal 2020,385, 123820,DOI:

The vitrimer-thermoset concept represents an important contribution to improve the durability and recyclability of thermoset-systems. The concept of Associative Dynamic Covalent Adaptive Networks (ADCAN), based on thermosetting vitrimers,demonstrates a high level of stress relaxation, self-healing and shape memory properties. This review article describes the relevant associative dynamic covalent exchange reaction mechanisms for vitrimers within thermosetting polymers and summarizes the resulting material properties with a final focus on recent applications. Reproduced with permission. Copyright 2019© Elsevier B. V.