Shape-memory bionanocomposites based on chitin nanocrystals and thermoplastic polyurethane with a highly crystalline soft segment.

@article{Saralegi2013ShapememoryBB,
  title={Shape-memory bionanocomposites based on chitin nanocrystals and thermoplastic polyurethane with a highly crystalline soft segment.},
  author={Ainara Saralegi and Susana C M Fernandes and A. I. Alonso-Varona and Teodoro Palomares and Earl Johan Foster and Christoph Weder and Arantxa Eceiza and Maria Angeles Corcuera},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={4475-82}
}
Shape-memory bionanocomposites based on a naturally sourced segmented thermoplastic polyurethane and chitin nanocrystals were synthesized, and their mechanical properties and thermally activated shape-memory behavior were studied. The chitin nanocrystals were incorporated during the synthesis of the prepolymer made from a castor oil-based difunctional… CONTINUE READING