Saccharide-selective boronic acid based photoinduced electron transfer (PET) fluorescent sensors

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The ability to monitor the presence of analytes within physiological, environmental and industrial systems is of crucial importance. However, due to the scale at which recognition events occur on the molecular level, gathering this information poses a non-trivial challenge. Therefore, robust chemical molecular sensors with the capacity to detect chosen molecules selectively and to signal this presence have attracted considerable attention over recent years.
Of particular interest is the real-time monitoring of saccharides in aqueous systems, such as D-glucose in blood. To this end the covalent pair-wise interaction between boronic acids and saccharides has been exploited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-152
Number of pages46
JournalTopics in Current Chemistry
Early online date20 Apr 2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Bibliographical note

Published in series Topics in Current Chemistry. Volume 277 title: Creative Chemical Sensor Systems Part A - Print ISBN: 9783540715467 Online ISBN: 9783540715474


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