Title

CHAPTER 1: Mechanochemistry: Inspiration from Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

School

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Abstract

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2018. Mechanochemistry refers to the study of the evolution of the formation and disruption of chemical bonds upon application of an external force. In this chapter, the roles of mechanical forces in different biological systems are highlighted along with mechanisms and mechanotransduction pathways showing how complex biological systems can provide inspiration for materials design. Examples of how mechano-based systems have been mimicked by other scientists are also discussed including self-healing systems.

Publication Title

RSC Polymer Chemistry Series

Volume

2018-January

Issue

26

First Page

1

Last Page

35

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