Graphene possesses outstanding electronic and structural properties and the possibility to functionalize it with different functional
moieties has greatly broadened the scope of its applications. The copper (I) catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction
has been recently adopted as a universal coupling process with applications that extend far beyond organic synthesis to further challenging
goals in chemistry, polymer science, and biology. In this article we critically examine the progress in the use of the CuAAC reaction
with different carbon nanostructures and show how this research is merging now in the development of novel graphene-based functional
materials. We believe that the selective functionalization of graphene using the CuAAC click reaction may play an important role
in improving the integration of graphene in multicomponent systems, and consequently their applications.
Keywords: Graphene, Carbon Nanostructures, Chemical Modification, Copper Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition.
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