RESEARCHPublished on 14.01.2019

Chimia highlight from Fromm Group

Stimuli-responsive polymers are high-performance materials that can change their chemical or physical properties upon exposure to mechanical force, light, heat, or another stimulus or a combination of stimuli. This behavior can lead to materials with particular functions, for example self-healing. Fromm Group recently investigated mechanoresponsive polymers containing ferrocene as a mechanophore and demonstrated the mechanical breaking of the sandwich complex, and a related release of metal ions in solution. This work is published in Angewandte Chemie and recently highlighted in Chimia.