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The growing applications of click chemistry

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Click chemistry, the subject of this tutorial review, is a modular synthetic approach towards the assembly of new molecular entities. This powerful strategy relies mainly upon the construction of carbon–heteroatom bonds using spring-loaded reactants. Its growing number of applications are found in nearly all areas of modern chemistry from drug discovery to materials science. The copper(I)-catalysed 1,2,3-triazole forming reaction between azides and terminal alkynes has become the gold standard of click chemistry due to its reliability, specificity and biocompatibility.

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The article was received on 05 Apr 2007 and first published on 03 May 2007

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B613014N
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007,36, 1249-1262

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    The growing applications of click chemistry

    J. E. Moses and A. D. Moorhouse, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007, 36, 1249
    DOI: 10.1039/B613014N

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