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Dynamic Covalent Chemistry: Exploring Monomeric Structure-Property Correlations to Enable Tunable Recycling of Thermoset Polymers Data Management Plan
This research endeavors to elucidate the effect of monomer structures (rings, alkanes, etc.) and related functionality on the reversibility of covalent bonds within novel thiol-anhydride thermoset polymeric networks (dynamic covalent polymers), which represent a potentially paradigm-shifting, fully re-processable class of materials (Figure 1). Current drawbacks to these polymers include performance degradation issues, tackiness, and low thermal tolerance due to the need for a large number of unreacted monomers to balance the chemical equilibrium of the reaction in favor of practical reversibility.
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