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Delving into dynamic effects

Although the application of force to induce chemical transformations is an active area of research, detailed understanding of these mechanochemical pathways is still lacking. Now, the mechanochemical activation of [4]-ladderane has been studied and found to exhibit unique non-equilibrium dynamic effects.

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Fig. 1: Cascade unzipping reaction of [4]-ladderane.


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This work was performed under the auspices of the US Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.

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Lordi, V. Delving into dynamic effects. Nat. Chem. 12, 225–226 (2020).

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