Chiral binol-bisboronic acid as fluorescence sensor for sugar acids

J Z Zhao, T M Fyles, Tony D James

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A novel fluorescence response to enantiomeric analytes was observed for binol–bisboronic acid sensors (R- or S-1): One enantiomer of the analyte enhances and the other enantiomer diminishes the fluorescence of 1. So, the fluorescence intensity of R-1 was enhanced by D-tartaric acid and diminished by L-tartaric acid (see scheme). These changes are mirrored by the S sensor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3461-3464
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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