The review, entitled "Dynamic Covalent Polymers", written by former ORC postdoc Fátima García and Maarten Smulders features on the cover of the Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry.
Dynamic covalent polymers are gaining ever more interest in polymer science as they combine the intrinsic strength of covalent bonds with the dynamic nature of reversible bonds. As a result, in recent years, polymer chemists have successfully employed this type of bonds to prepare smart functional polymer materials, such as self-healing materials or stimuli-responsive materials. In their Highlight, Fátima and Maarten discuss the various approaches used to incorporate dynamic covalent bonds in polymers to create novel functional materials. Because of their dynamic nature, these polymers display chameleon-like properties: they are able to adapt to their environment.
The full paper can be downloaded here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pola.28260/full