Mechanically Triggered Carbon Monoxide Release with Turn-On Aggregation-Induced Emission
Polymers that release functional small molecules under mechanical stress potentially serve as next-generation materials for catalysis, sensing, and mechanochemical dynamic therapy. To further expand the function of mechanoresponsive materials, the discovery of chemistries capable of small molecule release are highly desirable. In this report, a MONET team details a nonscissile bifunctional mechanophore (i.e., dual mechano-activated properties) based on a unique mechanochemical reaction involving norborn-2-en-7-one (NEO).
Yunyan Sun, William J. Neary, Zachary P. Burke, Hai Qian, Lingyang Zhu, and Jeffrey S. Moore