To some extent, the availability of reagents will decide how far the click chemistry can reach into the non-chemist community. Initially many efforts of using click chemistry would have to prepare many intermediates or starting materials, sometimes in multiple steps, before that beautiful “click” – by chemists.
In biotechnology and biomedical world, all kinds of “kits” are right there, bringing in the ultimate convenience and reliability for the end users, much like “plug-and-play” computer parts. This is the way to go – and chemists should make it happen before the biotechnology community turns away.
I have compiled some click chemistry vendors – the list will likely be updated from time to time.
Conventional organic chemical vendors: look for azides and acetylenes, thiols and alkenes, and other pairs
With click chemistry emphasis or specialization:
Click Chemistry Tools
Shall we do some click chemistry?