Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 547–559

Hydrogen-bonded supramolecular polymers: A literature review


DOI: 10.1007/s10853-005-6288-7

Cite this article as:
Armstrong, G. & Buggy, M. J Mater Sci (2005) 40: 547. doi:10.1007/s10853-005-6288-7


Supramolecular polymer science has matured into a technology ready for industrial application. This review begins with an overview of the principles underlying self-assembly of supramolecular polymers. Polymers developed over the past decade are discussed, with emphasis placed on stable hydrogen bonded structures that exhibit useful material properties. The commercial potential of such supramolecular polymers is also considered.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and TechnologyUniversity of Limerick, National Technological Park, CastletroyCounty LimerickIreland
  2. 2.Materials Ireland Polymer Research Centre, Physics DepartmentDepartment, Trinity College, College GreenDublin 2Ireland