Boronic acid appended azo dyes–colour sensors for saccharides

Christopher J Ward, Prakash Patel, Tony D James

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A number of boronic acid functionalised azo dye molecules have been prepared using a simple 3-step synthesis and their spectral properties upon complexation with monosaccharides investigated. The dyes undergo visible colour changes in aqueous solution upon addition of monosaccharide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-470
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society: Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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