Chemical and physical principles to achieve self healing (SH) polymers with shape-persistent and multiple healing properties are reviewed, focusing on recent literature of the past ∼10 years. The interplay of different healing principles in one and the same material, together with principles to achieve shape-persistent SH polymers (microphase segregation, cluster formation, nanofillers/nanocomposites, shape-memory effect) is discussed citing ∼ 80 references.

This Paper was originally published in Polymer Journal 69 (2015) Pages 216 - 227

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