Click chemistry was first fully described by K. Barry Sharpless of The Scripps Research Institute in 2001 and describes chemistry tailored to generate substances quickly and reliably by joining small units together. Click chemistry is not a single specific reaction, but was meant to mimic nature, which also generates substances by joining small modular units.
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... The Scripps Research Institute has a portfolio of click chemistry patents ... fine chemical company Baseclick, a BASF spin-off created to sell products made using click chemistry ...
... Dendrimers have been prepared via click chemistry, employing Diels-Alder reactions, thiol-yne reactions and azide-alkyne reactions ... There are ample avenues that can be opened by exploring this chemistry in dendrimer synthesis ...
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