Molecular engineering of mechanophore activity for stress-responsive polymeric materials
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© The Royal Society of Chemistry.Force reactive functional groups, or mechanophores, have emerged as the basis of a potential strategy for sensing and countering stress-induced material failure. The general utility of this strategy is limited, however, because the levels of mechanophore activation in the bulk are typically low and observed only under large, typically irreversible strains. Strategies that enhance activation are therefore quite useful. Molecular-level design principles by which to engineer enhanced mechanophore activity are reviewed, with an emphasis on quantitative structure-activity studies determined for a family of gem-dihalocyclopropane mechanophores. This journal is
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1039/c4sc01945h
Publication InfoBrown, Cameron L; & Craig, Stephen L (2015). Molecular engineering of mechanophore activity for stress-responsive polymeric materials. Chemical Science, 6(4). pp. 2158-2165. 10.1039/c4sc01945h. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10254.
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William T. Miller Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Research interests in Prof. Craig's group bridge physical organic and materials chemistry. Many of these interests are guided by the vision that important challenges in materials science might be better tackled not from the traditional perspective of an engineer, but rather from the molecular perspective of an organic chemist. Current interests include the design and synthesis of self-healing polymers and the use of modern mechanochemistry in new stress-responsive polymers, catalysis, and the st