Amide-containing segmented copolymers

Daniel J. Buckwalter, Joseph M. Dennis, Timothy Edward Long*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This review highlights the synthesis, physical properties, and emerging technologies of state-of-the-art segmented copolymers containing amide hydrogen bonding sites. Amide hydrogen bonding plays a crucial role in the physical properties associated with amide-containing segmented copolymers. Amide hard segments are accessible in many different forms from amorphous alkyl amides to crystalline aramids and greatly influence copolymer morphology and mechanical properties. Variations in copolymer structure allow for the fine tuning of physical properties and the ability to predict mechanical performance based upon structural modifications. This review includes various synthetic methods for producing well-defined amide-containing segmented copolymers as well as common applications. Also, the morphological and mechanical properties associated with modifications in copolymer structure are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalProgress in Polymer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 16
Externally publishedYes


  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Microphase separation
  • Poly(amide)
  • Segmented copolymer
  • Thermoplastic elastomer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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