Chiral discrimination of monosaccharides through gel formation.

Tony D James, Kazutaka Murata, Takaaki Harada, Keiko Ueda, Seiji Shinkai

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The cholesteryl phenylboronic acid (1) and its complexes with mono saccharides (2:1; 1/monosaccharide) were prepared. Many of the isolated complexes form gels in a variety of solvents, some of which display D vs L chiral discrimination. This is the first example of chiral discrimination in a saccharide based gel system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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