Click Assisted One-Pot Multi-Step Reactions in Polymer Science: Accelerated Synthetic Protocols

Authors

  • Pontus Lundberg,

    1. Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, Division of Coating Technology, Teknikringen 48-50, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
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  • Craig J. Hawker,

    1. Materials Research Laboratory and the Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Materials, University of California Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
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  • Anders Hult,

    1. Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, Division of Coating Technology, Teknikringen 48-50, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
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  • Michael Malkoch

    Corresponding author
    1. Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, Division of Coating Technology, Teknikringen 48-50, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
    • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, Division of Coating Technology, Teknikringen 48-50, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden.
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Abstract

Presently, the majority of reports deal with combining chemical reactions, in a stepwise fashion, to obtain well-defined polymers. In the future, chemists need to address new challenges such as increase in the range of available efficient reactions, developing libraries of compatible one-pot reactions, and the application of obtained materials in key industries. Indeed, the rising importance of the click concept has now devised robust synthetic approaches in various fields of research. The unique selectivity of the click reaction is today a new found toolbox for scientists to investigate one-pot multi-step systems. Several accelerated protocols have elegantly been reported to obtain a library of advanced polymers.

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