Reactions under the click chemistry philosophy employed in supramolecular and mechanostereochemical systems

Albert C. Fahrenbach, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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Abstract

Supramolecular chemistry and mechanostereochemistry have been major beneficiaries of the concepts and reactions pioneered under the "click chemistry" philosophy. The success of the copper(I) 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between azides and alkynes, resulting in the triazole ring has inspired the application of other emerging click reactions, for example, Diels-Alder cycloadditions, thiol-ene/yne chemistry, and nitrile N-oxide cycloadditions, towards the creation of advanced functional supramolecular and mechanostereochemical systems. In this Focus Review, recent advances in the use of click chemistry in these fields are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2660-2669
Number of pages10
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2011

Keywords

  • click chemistry
  • cycloaddition
  • mechanical bond
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • thiol additions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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