Mechanochemistry dates back to antiquity, and is one of the oldest forms of carrying out chemical transformations. The application of force by the mechanical grinding and mixing of materials helps drive chemical reactions.
Recently mechanochemistry has been seeing a major resurgence due to the increased interest in developing greener and more sustainable means for doing chemistry.
This digital exhibit is the first of a series being developed to explore the history and future of mechanochemistry. We give you a snapshot into the historical origins of mechanochemistry as well as a sneak peek into where it is going. We hope you enjoy it!