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Marrying click chemistry with polymerization: expanding the scope of polymeric materials

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Abstract

Click chemistry constitutes a class of reactions broadly characterized by efficiency, selectivity, and tolerance to a variety of solvents and functional groups. By far the most widely utilized of these efficient transformation reactions is the CuI-catalyzed azidealkyne cycloaddition. This reaction has been creatively employed to facilitate the preparation of complex macromolecules, such as multiblock copolymers, shell or core cross-linked micelles, and dendrimers. This critical review highlights the application of click chemistry, in particular the CuI-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition, to the synthesis of a wide variety of new materials with possible uses as drug delivery agents, tissue engineering scaffolds, and dispersible nanomaterials (83 references).

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Submitted
26 Aug 2009
First published
03 Nov 2009

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 1338-1354
Article type
Critical Review

Marrying click chemistry with polymerization: expanding the scope of polymeric materials

P. L. Golas and K. Matyjaszewski, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 1338 DOI: 10.1039/B901978M

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