Abstract:Dynamic crosslinking of extremely stretchable hydrogels with rapid self-healing ability is described. Using this new strategy, the obtained hydrogels are able to elongate 100 times compared to their initial length and to completely self-heal within 30 s without external energy input.
I.J. was financially supported by Chonnam National University, 2013. J.C. thanks the support of the Leibniz Research Cluster under Award No. 419313. The study was performed in part at the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Harvard University, which was supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. DMR- 14-20570. Support by the National Science Foundation through Grant No. CMMI-1404653 is also acknowledged.