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Johnathan N. Brantley, Kelly M. Wiggins and Prof. Christopher W. Bielawski Squeezing New Life Out of Polymers Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52

Version of Record online: 25 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201210025

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Pressed for results: Mechanical forces can be used to generate reactive small molecules, such as mineral acids and hydrogen peroxide, from appropriately designed polymeric materials. These novel mechanically responsive scaffolds set the foundation for using mechanochemistry to access new classes of self-healing materials and to drive small-scale synthetic reactions.

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