The authors are grateful to MIUR-FIRB, the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (Grant CTQ2005-07676) and the European Union COST Action D32/006/04 for financial support.
Forcing and Controlling Chemical Reactions with Ultrasound†
Article first published online: 19 JUN 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 46, Issue 29, pages 5476–5478, July 16, 2007
How to Cite
Cravotto, G. and Cintas, P. (2007), Forcing and Controlling Chemical Reactions with Ultrasound. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 46: 5476–5478. doi: 10.1002/anie.200701567
- Issue published online: 5 JUL 2007
- Article first published online: 19 JUN 2007
- Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. Grant Number: CTQ2005-07676
- European Union COST Action. Grant Number: D32/006/04
- Woodward–Hoffmann rules
Sound bubbles: Their collapse induces mechanical stress that can be transmitted to a target single bond by means of mechanosensitive polymers attached to the two sides of a benzocyclobutene. As surprising as it may be, ultrasound guides molecules into forbidden pathways by promoting the formation of only one isomer regardless of the starting benzocyclobutene.