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Mechanochemistry

Forcing a molecule's hand

Nature Chemistry volume 2, pages 436437 (2010) | Download Citation

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Ultrasound can be used to control molecular processes as delicate as rotation around a single carbon–carbon bond.

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    The Journal of the American Chemical Society article on which this News & Views is based was retracted (K. M. Wiggins et al. Retraction of mechanical reconfiguration of stereoisomers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 3428; 2015) on 11 March 2015 after an investigation at The University of Texas at Austin found that the data and conclusions reported in the study are unreliable.

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