Polymer that, after heating and being subjected to a plastic deformation, resumes its original shape when heated above its glass-transition or melting
-polyisoprene is an example of a shape-memory polymer.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889
(Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
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