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Construction of Linear Polymers, Dendrimers, Networks, and Other Polymeric Architectures by Copper-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition “Click” Chemistry

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  • Jeremiah A. Johnson,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, 3000 Broadway, MC3157, New York, New York 10027, USA
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  • M. G. Finn,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA
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  • Jeffrey T. Koberstein,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, 500 W. 120th Street, New York, New York 10027, USA
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  • Nicholas J. Turro

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    1. Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA
    2. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, 3000 Broadway, MC3157, New York, New York 10027
    • Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA.
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  1. Errata: Construction of Linear Polymers, Dendrimers, Networks, and Other Polymeric Architectures by Copper-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition “Click” Chemistry Volume 29, Issue 16, 1421, Article first published online: 22 July 2008

Abstract

The enrichment of materials synthesis with the diverse chemical building blocks and functional groups of small molecule organic chemistry has been greatly accelerated in recent years by the introduction of the copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC). The efficiency and modular nature of this unique reaction enables materials chemists to prepare novel functional materials of unprecedented complexity. This review summarizes the application of CuAAC to the field of materials construction, defined here as the preparation of materials with architectural integrity dependent upon the triazole linkage. Recent examples, including linear polymers, dendrimers, polymer networks, polymeric nanoparticles, and other polymeric architectures, are described.

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