Synthesis of glycopolymers via click reactions

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This mini-review describes recent work in the field of glycopolymer synthesis, with a focus on methods that have employed "click chemistry" and controlled polymerization methodology. A variety of carbohydrates with clickable groups such as azide, alkyne, and thiol moieties provide new routes to glycopolymers. Several studies use copper catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reactions to synthesize glycomonomers or to incorporate carbohydrates into a clickable polymeric backbone. Alternatively, there are many thiol based click reactions which provide metal-free synthesis, which are discussed in details. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Slavin, S., Burns, J., Haddleton, D. M., & Becer, C. R. (2011). Synthesis of glycopolymers via click reactions. In European Polymer Journal (Vol. 47, pp. 435–446). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2010.09.019

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