Determination of the absolute configuration of monosaccharides by a colour change in a chiral cholesteric liquid crystal system

Tony D James, T Harada, S Shinkai

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Cholesterylboronic acid complexes of monosaccharides alter the colour of a composite chiral cholesteric liquid crystal membrane, the direction of the colour change is indicative of the absolute configuration of the monosaccharide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)857-860
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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