A new method is described for fabricating autonomic, self-healing, deformable organogels. We combined imidazolium-based poly(ionic liquid) (PIL) and azobenzene-grafted poly(carboxylic acid) (PAA-Azo) in N,N-dimethyl formamide. Further, complexing PIL with unirradiated (trans) or irradiated (cis) PAA-Azo tuned the elastic modulus of the organogel. © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, WU 787/2-1) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 21474080). Y. X. was supported by the CSC program. Thanks go to Dr K. Koynov and A. Hanewald (MPIP) for help with the dynamic rheology measurements.