Diels–Alder “click” reactions: recent applications in
polymer and material science
The “click” chemistry concept is based on utilizing rapid reactions which are efficient, versatile, and selective. Indeed, Diels–Alder (DA) reactions fulfill most of the requirements for the “click” chemistry concept. In this review, we discuss the recent reports concerned with the use of DA “click” reactions in the synthesis of various macromolecular architectures, bioconjugates and hybrid materials.