The development of boronic acids as sensors and separation tools

J.S. Fossey, F. D'Hooge, J.M.H. van den Elsen, M.P. Pereira Morais, S.I. Pascu, S.D. Bull, F. Marken, A.T.A. Jenkins, Y.-B. Jiang, T.D. James

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Abstract

Synthetic receptors for diols that incorporate boronic acid motifs have been developed as new sensors and separation tools. Utilizing the reversible interactions of diols with boronic acids to form boronic esters under new binding regimes has provided new hydrogel constructs that have found use as dye-displacement sensors and electrophoretic separation tools; similarly, molecular boronic-acid-containing chemosensors were constructed that offer applications in the sensing of diols. This review provides a somewhat-personal perspective of developments in boronic-acid-mediated sensing and separation, placed in the context of the seminal works of others in the area, as well as offering a concise summary of the contributions of the co-authors in the area. DOI 10.1002/tcr.201200006 The reversible interactions between diols and boronic acids to form boronic esters have been used in the development of hydrogel constructs as dye-displacement sensors and electrophoretic separation tools, as well as in boronic-acid-containing chemosensors that offer applications in the sensing of diols.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-478
JournalChemical Record
Volume12
Issue number5
Early online date13 Jul 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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