Mechanochemical remodeling of synthetic polymers

Journal Article

In the past five years, the field of covalent polymer mechanochemistry has experienced a renaissance. Once limited to the simple scission of polymer chains, mechanical force can now be used to produce a wide array of productive chemistry. These outcomes have both challenged and supported classically held views of chemical reactivity. The impact of these findings has relevance in both synthetic chemistry and material science. Here, we review our efforts to exploit mechanochemical coupling to produce constructive and stress-responsive covalent chemistry in polymer materials. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kean, ZS; Craig, SL

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1035 - 1048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-3861

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.polymer.2012.01.018