Mechanical Force-Dependence of Reductive Elimination and its Application in Mechanocatalysis
Yichen Yu, graduate student
Ross Widenhoefer & Stephen Craig, advisors
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: French Family Science Center 3232
Avery, Meg

Mechanical force can be an efficient regulator in catalytic transformations, but its influence on elementary steps is not well-understood. Here, we present two approaches to demonstrate and quantify this effect on reductive elimination. In the future, this force-reactivity relationship could be further applied to mechaocatalysis in bulk materials.