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Mechano-isomerization of azobenzene

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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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20 May 2013
25 Jun 2013
First published
26 Jun 2013

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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