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Chem Chronicles: Discovery and Re-discovery of Mechanochemistry

| By Clay Cansler and Roger Turner, Science History Institute

A reclusive expert of 19th-century photography laid the foundation for mechanochemistry, a once-ignored field that is re-emerging in ‘green chemistry’ applications  For decades in the late 1800s, Carey Lea had been fascinated by the chemistry…