Light-Induced Click Reactions
Light-Induced Click Reactions, M. A. Tasdelen, Y. Yagci, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 5930-5938 (2013) DOI:10.1002/anie.201208741
Spatial and temporal control over chemical and biological processes, both in terms of “tuning” products and providing site-specific control, is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of modern science. For synthetic chemists, the challenge is to discover and develop selective and efficient reactions capable of generating useful molecules in a variety of matrices. In recent studies, light has been recognized as a valuable method for determining where, when, and to what extent a process is started or stopped. Accordingly, this Minireview will present the fundamental aspects of light-induced click reactions, highlight the applications of these reactions to diverse fields of study, and discuss the potential for this methodology to be applied to the study of biomolecular systems.