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Chemomechanical oscillations with a non-redox non-oscillatory reaction

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Abstract

Periodic length changes, over 20%, were sustained in a pH-responsive gel by associating the methylene glycol–sulphite OH-producing clock-reaction with variations of the exchange time induced between the core of the gel and a steady chemical environment. This is the first synergistic actuator that operates beyond acid-producing redox reactions.

Graphical abstract: Chemomechanical oscillations with a non-redox non-oscillatory reaction

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The article was received on 31 Mar 2017, accepted on 11 Apr 2017 and first published on 12 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02497E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
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    Chemomechanical oscillations with a non-redox non-oscillatory reaction

    J. Horváth, Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02497E

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