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Mechano-isomerization of azobenzene

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Abstract

We show that ultrasound-induced mechanical force isomerizes an azobenzene centered within a poly(methyl acrylate) polymer from cis to trans configuration without cleaving the azo bond. The isomerization rate was not altered by the polarity of the solvent indicating that the isomerization occurs through a non-polar, inversion transition state.

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The article was received on 20 May 2013, accepted on 25 Jun 2013 and first published on 26 Jun 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43797C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 7519-7521
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    Mechano-isomerization of azobenzene

    S. K. Surampudi, H. R. Patel, G. Nagarjuna and D. Venkataraman, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7519
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43797C

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