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The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.

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Click Chemistry: 1,2,3‐Triazoles as Pharmacophores

  •  2696-2718
  •  29 August 2011

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Easy as 1,2,3: Click chemistry is used for the synthesis of 1,2,3-triazole wherein the CuI is used as catalyst to obtain 1,4-disubstituted triazole as the sole product (see scheme). This review explains the excellent use of click chemistry for the synthesis of a number of biologically important intermediates, linkers, lead molecules, and various drugs.

Fluorescence and Sensing Applications of Graphene Oxide and Graphene Quantum Dots: A Review

  •  2343-2353
  •  25 July 2017

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Count on the dots! Graphene oxide (GO; see figure) and graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have many attractive features; they are low-cost, non-toxic, photo-stable, water-soluble, biocompatible, and environmentally friendly. Most importantly, they may act as either fluorophores or quenchers in fluorescent bio- and chemosensors. The origin and mechanisms of this behavior and their applications as sensors in a broad range of areas of interest is discussed.

Near‐Infrared Organic Compounds and Emerging Applications

  •  1006-1029
  •  29 April 2010

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All in red: This Focus Review concentrates on the emerging class of near-infrared (NIR) organic compounds containing the three types of chromophores, conjugated polyene, polymethine, and donor–acceptor, whose absorption and emission wavelengths are typically above 800 nm. The NIR-absorbing, -fluorescence, and -photosensitizing properties have been explored for applications in heat absorbers, solar cells, and NIR light-emitting diodes.

Photocatalytic Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment: Recent Advances and Perspective

  •  3239-3253
  •  29 August 2020

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Recent investigations of photocatalytic advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), such as Fenton or Fenton-like reaction, ozonation and sulfate radical-based advanced oxidation processes (SR-AOPs), are reviewed. Mechanisms and activation processes are also summarized and discussed in this review. Additionally, photocatalytic materials and modification strategies are summarized, and future perspectives and challenges are also discussed.

Chemical Modification of Proteins at Cysteine: Opportunities in Chemistry and Biology

  •  630-640
  •  28 April 2009

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Cys-tematic modification: Cysteine is a versatile amino acid for selective chemical modification of proteins. Both chemical and biological innovations made possible by cysteine modification are highlighted in this Focus Review.

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