Novel Semi-interpenetrating Polymeric Networks with Multiple Shape Memory

  • Shishan Xue
  • Yuanpeng Wu
  • Haiyan Zhang
  • Xin Wang
  • Zhaohui Zheng
  • Xiaobin Ding
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)


Multiple shape memory polymers can memory multiple shapes and they are useful in many fields. In this work, poly(methyl methacrylate)/poly(dimethylsiloxane-b-ethylene oxide) methyl terminated (PMMA/PDMS-PEO) semi-interpenetrating polymeric networks (semi-IPNs) with broadened glass transition were prepared through ultraviolet-initiated radical polymerization. These novel semi-IPNs can provide many transition temperatures for multiple-step shape fixation and recovery and thus can realized dual, triple, and quadruple shape memory effects in a shape memory cycle.


Shape memory polymers Multiple shape memory Polymeric networks Poly(methyl methacrylate) 



The research was financially supported by National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 51304166), Foundation of Science and Technology Bureau of Chengdu (No. 12DXYB191JH-002), Foundation of Sichuan Youth Science and Technology (2016JQ0036) and Department of Education (No. 16CZ0007) of Sichuan Province.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shishan Xue
    • 1
  • Yuanpeng Wu
    • 1
  • Haiyan Zhang
    • 1
  • Xin Wang
    • 1
  • Zhaohui Zheng
    • 2
  • Xiaobin Ding
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringSouthwest Petroleum UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesChengduChina

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