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Polymer mechanochemistry

Flex, release and repeat

Nature Chemistry volume 6, pages 381383 (2014) | Download Citation

Force-induced covalent bond changes in mechanophore-linked polymers typically require large, irreversible material deformation, limiting successive activation cycles. Now, repeated force-induced reactions have been achieved by incorporating flex-activated mechanophores into elastomeric networks.

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  1. Nancy R. Sottos is in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1304 W. Green St., Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA

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