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Molecular recognition of carbohydrates by acyclic receptors employing noncovalent interactions

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Abstract

Artificial carbohydrate receptors using noncovalent interactions for sugar binding provide valuable model systems to study the underlying principles of carbohydrate-based molecular recognition processes. In addition, well-designed artificial receptors may serve as a basis for the development of saccharide sensors or therapeutics that intervene in biologically important carbohydrate recognitions. Several different strategies have been employed for the design of such synthetic systems. The main focus of this tutorial review is on the carbohydrate binding capabilities of receptors possessing an acyclic structure and employing noncovalent interactions for sugar binding. The acyclic scaffold provides simplicity in the synthetic plan for many modifications of the receptor structure, supplying a base for systematic studies toward recognition motifs for carbohydrates. The review covers both some earlier examples and newer developments in this field.

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The article was received on 04 Aug 2008 and first published on 29 Jan 2009


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B710910P
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 935-956
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    Molecular recognition of carbohydrates by acyclic receptors employing noncovalent interactions

    M. Mazik, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 935
    DOI: 10.1039/B710910P

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