Special Issue "Advances in Click Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2015
Dr. Arnaud Gautier
Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, CNRS-UMR 6296, Université Blaise Pascal, 24 Avenue des Landais, F-63177 Aubière, France
Interests: click chemistry; N-heterocyclic carbenes; lanthanide complexes as biological probe; platinum complexes as cisplatin analogues
The rise of "click chemistry" as a toolbox gathering only simple, high yielding and easily workable transformations has facilitated an extraordinary increase in the number of molecules available for catalysis, medicinal chemistry, biology, material science and nanotechnologies. Among the synthetic "click tools", the regioselective copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC), is considered as the historical breakthrough in the domain, and has received unrivalled attention. For this reaction, major improvements in the reaction rate and, consequently on the application scopes have arisen from ligand design. However, click chemistry is not restricted to the CuAAC reaction and actually the interest for chemical ligation using strain-promoted alkyne-azide cycloaddition (SPAAC), a copper-free click reaction, is constantly increasing. This allows now pletorious applications at the frontiers of chemistry and biology.
This Special Issue of Molecules will highlight important facets of these milestone reactions, covering all click flavours ranging from methodology to applications. I strongly encourage colleagues to submit their manuscript for this Special Issue to promote and celebrate this exceptional synthetic toolbox.
Dr. Arnaud Gautier
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- click chemistry
- chemical ligation
- medicinal chemistry
- material science