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Molecular design strategies for mechanochemically active polymers

Hu, Xiaoran and Zeng, Tian and McFadden, Molly Elizabeth and Barber, Ross and Robb, Maxwell J. (2019) Molecular design strategies for mechanochemically active polymers. In: 258th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, 25-29 August 2019, San Diego, CA.

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Mechanophores are mols. that undergo selective chem. transformations in response to applied mech. force. Covalent incorporation of mechanophores in polymers enables the coupling of mech. stress to covalent bond activation - an emerging field of research termed polymer mechanochem. We present new mol. design approaches for harnessing mech. force in polymers to promote useful chem. transformations. For example, targeted applications include the generation of photoactive compds. using mechanochem. to reveal locations of mech. stress in polymeric materials and release of small mols. using force.

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Hu, Xiaoran0000-0001-7598-4516
Zeng, Tian0000-0001-5957-3442
McFadden, Molly Elizabeth0000-0003-3174-6385
Barber, Ross0000-0003-0434-847X
Robb, Maxwell J.0000-0002-0528-9857
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:12 Aug 2019 18:30
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