New MONET Perspective in JACS

New MONET Perspective in JACS

In this Perspective, researchers from the Sottos and Craig labs speculate as to the potential match between covalent polymer mechanochemistry and recent advances in polymer network chemistry, specifically, topologically controlled networks and the hierarchical material responses enabled by multi-network architectures and mechanically interlocked polymers.

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New MONET Publication in JACS

New MONET Publication in JACS

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

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