The introduction of reversible covalent bonds into polymeric systems afford robust, yet dynamic, materials that can respond to external stimuli. A series of aliphatic polycarbonate polymers were synthesized via ring-opening polymerization of furanyl and maleimido-bearing cyclic carbonate monomers. These side chains undergo thermally induced Diels-Alder reactions to afford cross-linked films. Because both the diene and dienophile were incorporated into the same polymer backbone, a protected maleimido group, in the form of the furan adduct, was used. Both the forward and reverse Diels-Alder reaction are triggered thermally, which allows the deprotection of the maleimido group and the subsequent reaction with the furanyl side chains to form cross-links. Random copolymers and poly(ethylene glycol) containing block copolymers were formed using diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene as the catalyst and a thiourea cocatalyst. The polymers form uniform films that can be cross-linked in the bulk state. To further illustrate the dynamic nature of the covalent bonds within the cross-linked films, a patterned silicon mold was used to transfer a series of nanoscale patterns using a thermal nanoimprint process. © 2012 American Chemical Society.