The “labile” chemical bond: A perspective on mechanochemistry in polymers.

Binder, W. H. Polymer 2020, 122639, DOI:

Currently noncovalent bonds are ranked equally important to their covalent counterparts, in particular in view of controlling macromolecules structure and assembly by pure force. With Staudinger’s work expanded by mechanically driven bond-rupture in macromolecules, applications of mechanophores are highlighted in view of interfaces, stress-detection, vitrimers and self-healing. Reproduced with permission. Copyright 2020© Elsevier B. V.