A Glucose‐Selective Molecular Fluorescence Sensor

Tony D. James, K. R.A.Samankumara Sandanayake, Seiji Shinkai

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Low concentrations of D‐fructose and D‐galactose do not hinder the detection of D‐glucose with the fluorescence sensor 1. The diboronic acid 1 is easy to synthesize and forms a cleft structure in which monosaccharides bind with differing selectivity. The saccharide‐diboronic acid 1:1 complexes are readily detected by their fluorescence. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2207-2209
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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