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“Clicking” Polymers or Just Efficient Linking: What Is the Difference?†
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2010
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 60–62, January 3, 2011
How to Cite
Barner-Kowollik, C., Du Prez, F. E., Espeel, P., Hawker, C. J., Junkers, T., Schlaad, H. and Van Camp, W. (2011), “Clicking” Polymers or Just Efficient Linking: What Is the Difference?. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 60–62. doi: 10.1002/anie.201003707
- Issue published online: 28 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 3 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Received: 17 JUN 2010
- click reactions;
- polymer chemistry;
- polymer conjugation;
The “click” trick: Many reactions are classified as click reactions even though some are limited to certain applications. Thus, there is danger that the term “click” will become meaningless over time and simply a synonym for “successful”. To prevent this, the original click criteria are evaluated in this Essay specifically for the synthetic polymer field and a set of criteria are specified that distinguishes click from other efficient reactions.