"Click-fluors": Modular fluorescent saccharide sensors based on a 1,2,3-triazole ring

D K Scrafton, J E Taylor, M F Mahon, J S Fossey, T D James

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

89 Citations (SciVal)


A carbohydrate sensing "click-fluor" is reported which displays a nontypical binding preference with sample saccharides. That a fluorescent sensor is generated as a result of triazole formation (click reaction), rather than simply bringing the sensor and reporter units together via a triazole linkage, and the potential applicability of the wide range of easily accessible acetylene units means a simple strategy for the development of modular fluorescent sensor arrays for rapid screening of target saccharides will be available.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2871-2874
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number7
Early online date13 Mar 2008
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2008

Bibliographical note

ID number: ISI:000254544800047


Dive into the research topics of '"Click-fluors": Modular fluorescent saccharide sensors based on a 1,2,3-triazole ring'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this