Click and Multicomponent Reactions Work Together for Polymer Chemistry

Tunca Ü.

MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.219, no.16, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 219 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/macp.201800163
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Biginelli reactions, click reactions, copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition reactions, Diels-Alder reactions, multicomponent reactions, Passerini reactions, thiol-ene reactions, Ugi reactions, ONE-POT SYNTHESIS, PASSERINI 3-COMPONENT REACTION, UGI 4-COMPONENT REACTION, FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS, MODULAR SYNTHESIS, BLOCK-COPOLYMERS, SIDE-CHAIN, CYCLOADDITION, SEQUENCE, POLYAMIDES
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This article investigates the current combinations of click and multicomponent reactions (MCRs) to produce complex macromolecular structures through polymer-polymer conjugation or hetero-functionalization of polymers. The click and MCRs display similar features covering the equimolarity, fast time scale, high yields, stable compounds, modular, orthogonal and single reaction trajectory. Of classical click reactions, CuAAC, Diels-Alder, thiol-ene (-yne), and nucleophilic substitution on perfluoroaryl groups reactions are combined with MCRs, namely, Passerini, Ugi, or Biginelli reactions. It should be noted that these combinations can afford the target polymer structures, which are not attainable by employing one of these reactions alone.