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Outreach Demo Published

Cameron, Meredith, and former Duke undergrad Jeong Hoon Ko have published the details of an outreach demonstration developed by the lab and employed in many outreach events over the years.  Check out the details in J. Chem. Ed.

Mechanical Allosteric Reactivity

Congrats to Junpeng & Tatiana, whose paper “Mechanical Gating of a Mechanochemical Reaction Cascade” has been published in Nature Communications.  The paper describes how fused mechanophores can be structured in order to actuate mechanochemical reactions in sequence, and, as a bonus, includes new quantitative insights into certain retrocycloaddition reactions.

Spotlight on Lab Publication

Junpeng & Tatiana’s recent paper is the subject of a JACS Spotlight.  Congratulations to them both on the well deserved recognition!

Vivian’s Apprenticeship Highlighted!

Superstar undergrad Vivian Lu’s time in the group is one of the experiences highlighted by ARO within their very successful URAP program.  Read more here.

Mechanical Bonds Are Strong

Congratulations to Bobin and Zhenbin, who paper “The Mechanical Strength of a Mechanical Bond: Sonochemical Polymer Mechanochemistry of Poly(catenane) Co-polymers” has been published in Angewandte Chemie!  Spoiler alert — catenated bonds are as strong or stronger than linear analogs.  Well done, Bobin & Zhenbin!