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Recent Advances in the Chemistry of 1,2,4-Oxadiazoles

  • Autori: Pace, A.; Buscemi, S.; Palumbo Piccionello, A.; Pibiri, I.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Capitolo o Saggio (Capitolo o saggio)
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1,2,4-Oxadiazoles experienced an almost 80-year long period of scientific lethargy before they tickled the curiosity of chemists. The study of chemical and photochemical reactivity of 1,2,4-oxadiazoles opened the way to a series of applications in heterocyclic synthesis. Today, 1,2,4-oxadiazoles are known in medicinal chemistry for their use as bioisosters of esters and amides. Furthermore, fluorinated 1,2,4-oxadiazoles have been applied in materials science either by themselves or for the targeted modification of polymers and macromolecules. Overall, the synthesis of 1,2,4-oxadiazoles can be planned to fine-tune their properties for featured applications. Their versatility, either as starting synthons or as target compounds, has boosted the number of studies involving 1,2,4-oxadiazoles in the last decade. This review presents a selection of 1,2,4-oxadiazoles applications in materials science and medicinal chemistry.