Molecular design of sugar recognition systems by sugar-diboronic acid macrocyclization

K R A S Sandanayake, Tony D James, S Shinkai

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Boronic acid is known to complex with saccharides in basic aqueous media with an inherent selectivity order. Cooprative binding of diboronic acid which creates a sugar diboronic acid macrocycle has been utilized in design of molecular receptors with a diffrent selectivity order. Cooparative binding together with photoinduced electron transfer mechanism has been utilized in design of sensitive and selective saccharide sensors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1207-1212
Number of pages6
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event20th International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry -
Duration: 1 Jan 1996 → …


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