This work was supported by the Non-equilibrium Energy Research Center (NERC) which is an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0000989. We would like to thank Prof. Michael R. Wasielewski and Dr. Tomoaki Miura for their help with ESR spectroscopy, Dr. Bartlomiej Kowalczyk for SEM imaging, Pat Fuller for his help in radical diffusion simulations, and Prof. Fraser J. Stoddart and Albert C. Fahrenbach for CV measurements. XPS spectrum was taken at the KECK-II facility at NU. H.T.B and B.B. contributed equally to this work.
Mechanoradicals Created in “Polymeric Sponges” Drive Reactions in Aqueous Media†
Article first published online: 1 MAR 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 15, pages 3596–3600, April 10, 2012
How to Cite
Baytekin, H. T., Baytekin, B. and Grzybowski, B. A. (2012), Mechanoradicals Created in “Polymeric Sponges” Drive Reactions in Aqueous Media. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 3596–3600. doi: 10.1002/anie.201108110
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 1 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 2 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 17 NOV 2011
- U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Grant Number: DE-SC0000989
- hydrogen peroxide;
- polymer chemistry;
Squeezing out the energy: Macroscopically reversible deformation of polymers in contact with water produces H2O2 in quantities that are sufficient to drive small-scale chemical syntheses. The amount of mechanosynthesized H2O2 scales with the polymer–water interfacial area, and the efficiency of the mechanical-to-chemical energy transduction can be as high as 30 % for soft, porous polymer “sponges”.