Novel fluorescence sensor for 'small' saccharides

Tony D. James, Hideyuki Shinmori, Seiji Shinkai

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The small binding pocket of compound 2 can exclude 'large' saccharides such as D-glucose, whereas 'small' saccharides such as D-sorbitol are strongly bound as 1:1 complexes; the binding events can be sensitively monitored by changes in the fluorescence intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-72
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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