Special Issue "Organic Azides"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2015)
Prof. Dr. Klaus Banert
The azido unit in organic molecules is not only a highly useful device to synthesize a variety of nitrogen-containing products, such as amines and amine derivatives, several types of heterocycles, nitrene-derived compounds, and many others, it also represents one of the most fascinating and stimulating functional groups. After the discovery of aryl azides as the first organic azides (P. Griess, 1864), the further development of azides chemistry was only more or less continuous in the last 150 years. A large number of applications in organic synthesis as well as material sciences and life sciences underline the importance of organic azides since the 1960s.
In the last decade, however, the development of azide chemistry has become very rapid owing to the introduction of copper-catalyzed cycloaddition of azides at terminal alkynes (M. Meldal, K. B. Sharpless, 2002, click chemistry) and also because of several other new reactions such as oxidation and radical reactions with organic azides. Furthermore, molecules with novel combinations of the azido unit and adjacent other functional groups, as well as new applications of organic azides as high-energy materials and in biochemically relevant ligation and labeling methods have increased the general interest in azido compounds.
In this Special Issue of Molecules, research articles covering all areas of organic azide chemistry are welcome to present the latest state of research in connection with this exciting functional group.
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- synthesis of organic azides
- new types of organic azides
- novel reactions of organic azides
- application in bioorganic chemistry
- application in material sciences