A glucose-selective molecular fluorescence sensor

Tony D James, K R A S Sandanakaye, S Shinkai

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Low concentrations of D-fructose and D-galactose do not hinder the detection of D-glucose with the fluorescence sensor 1. The diboronic acid 1 is easy to synthesize and forms a cleft structure in which monosaccharides bind with differing selectivity. The saccharide-diboronic acid 1:1 complexes are readily detected by their fluorescence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2207-2209
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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