Multiphase-Assembly of Siloxane Oligomers with Improved Mechanical Strength and Water-Enhanced Healing

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11242–11246
Journal / PublicationAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number35
Online published11 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2018


Healable silicone materials have great technical impact in coatings, smart actuators, and flexible electronics, however, current healable silicone materials lack mechanical tunability. Herein, we designed and synthesized a new type of healable silicone through hydrogen-bond assisted multiphase assembly of siloxane oligomers. Besides the enhanced mechanical strength, unique water-enhanced healing was observed in the polymer network which is due to the reversible dissociation/association of multivalent hydrogen bonds in the presence of water.

Research Area(s)

  • Hydrogen bonding, Multiphase-assembly, Self-healing, Siloxane oligomer, Supramolecular polymers