Special Issue "Click Chemistry in Polymer Science"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2011)
Prof. Dr. Andrew B. Lowe (Website)
Professor of Polymer Science & Nanochemistry, Nanochemistry Research Institute, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia 6102, Australia
Phone: +61 8 9266 9281
Fax: +61 8 9266 2300
Interests: RAFT; ROMP; thiol-ene; click chemistry; water-soluble polymers; stimulus responsive polymers
Click chemistry, in its various guises, has, arguably, had a transformational impact on facile approaches to macromolecular modification. While the versatility and (bio)orthogonality of the Cu-catalyzed alkyne-azide reaction has been repeatedly demonstrated many other ‘click’ reactions are still very much in their infancy with respect to applications in macromolecular synthesis and modification.
This special issue of Polymers aims to highlight recent advances in the applications of ‘click’ chemistry in macromolecular science and will serve as a primary source for both new and experienced practitioners of these remarkable chemistries.
Prof. Dr. Andrew B. Lowe
- ‘click’, alkyne-azide
- complex molecules