Bringing efficiency to materials synthesis

The philosophy of click chemistry

Craig J. Hawker, Valery V. Fokin, M. G. Finn, K. Barry Sharpless

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Abstract

Click chemistry is considered as one of the most rapidly growing areas of research in materials synthesis. Click chemistry can be applied to highly efficient dendritic materials synthesis requiring minimal purification and in the development of novel adhesives for copper surfaces. Click chemistry allows particular new materials to be prepared and opens up whole new avenues for materials to be prepared more efficiently. It also allows existing materials classes to be prepared with unprecedented efficiency and versatility opening up an array of new structures. It provides a valuable alternative to living polymerization methods such as anionic, ring opening, living radical systems where blocks are made through sequential polymerization of monomers rather than through coupling of performed blocks. It is expected that the efficiency and user friendliness of click reactions will continue to allow new functional materials with important commercial applications to be prepared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Living polymerization
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Copper
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Monomers
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Bringing efficiency to materials synthesis : The philosophy of click chemistry. / Hawker, Craig J.; Fokin, Valery V.; Finn, M. G.; Sharpless, K. Barry.

In: Australian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 60, No. 6, 2007, p. 381-383.

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Hawker, Craig J. ; Fokin, Valery V. ; Finn, M. G. ; Sharpless, K. Barry. / Bringing efficiency to materials synthesis : The philosophy of click chemistry. In: Australian Journal of Chemistry. 2007 ; Vol. 60, No. 6. pp. 381-383.
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