Recent Advances in Click Chemistry Applied to Dendrimer Synthesis
AbstractDendrimers are monodisperse polymers grown in a fractal manner from a central point. They are poised to become the cornerstone of nanoscale devices in several fields, ranging from biomedicine to light-harvesting. Technical difficulties in obtaining these molecules has slowed their transfer from academia to industry. In 2001, the arrival of the “click chemistry” concept gave the field a major boost. The flagship reaction, a modified Hüisgen cycloaddition, allowed researchers greater freedom in designing and building dendrimers. In the last five years, advances in click chemistry saw a wider use of other click reactions and a notable increase in the complexity of the reported structures. This review covers key developments in the click chemistry field applied to dendrimer synthesis from 2010 to 2015. Even though this is an expert review, basic notions and references have been included to help newcomers to the field. View Full-Text
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Arseneault, M.; Wafer, C.; Morin, J.-F. Recent Advances in Click Chemistry Applied to Dendrimer Synthesis. Molecules 2015, 20, 9263-9294.
Arseneault M, Wafer C, Morin J-F. Recent Advances in Click Chemistry Applied to Dendrimer Synthesis. Molecules. 2015; 20(5):9263-9294.Chicago/Turabian Style
Arseneault, Mathieu; Wafer, Caroline; Morin, Jean-François. 2015. "Recent Advances in Click Chemistry Applied to Dendrimer Synthesis." Molecules 20, no. 5: 9263-9294.