Saturday, March 27, 2010

Click chemistry book review - Cumulenes in Click Reactions

By an industrial chemist, this book has collected, cataloged, classified and summarized many types of click reactions under the umbrella of cumulene click chemistry. The author, being a true expert monitoring the field since 60s, has extensively covered the reactions in a very balanced manner, by describing the main features of the reactions and giving carefully selected examples. They all point to original journal publications for further reading. The book clearly demonstrates how vast the field is and how many reactions can potentially be regarded and / or developed into true click chemistry. Although the author states no intention of exclusiveness, it is quite exclusive in my opinion. And it is updated as well - even if we admit that the click chemistry field grows extremely fast these days.

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