The aim of this review is to provide a summary of the use of copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition
(CuAAC) in the synthesis of porphyrin, chlorin and phthalocyanine derivatives for different types
of therapeutic applications. The click reaction is a powerful and versatile tool for scientists working on the
synthesis of various symmetrically and asymmetrically substituted tetrapyrrolic derivatives. For example,
click chemistry is widely used for the elaboration of photosensitizer conjugates for photodynamic therapy applications.
Other biological applications are also described.
Keywords: Click chemistry, Huisgen's cycloaddition, photodynamic therapy, photosensitizers, therapeutic.
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