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ERIC Number: EJ941054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Synthesis of a Self-Healing Polymer Based on Reversible Diels-Alder Reaction: An Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory at the Interface of Organic Chemistry and Materials Science
Weizman, Haim; Nielsen, Christian; Weizman, Or S.; Nemat-Nasser, Sia
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n8 p1137-1140 Aug 2011
This laboratory experiment exposes students to the chemistry of self-healing polymers based on a Diels-Alder reaction. Students accomplish a multistep synthesis of a monomer building block and then polymerize it to form a cross-linked polymer. The healing capability of the polymer is verified by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) experiments. Furthermore, healing is demonstrated by damaging and heat-treating a thin polymer film. (Contains 4 figures and 1 scheme.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A