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Sugar complexation to silicone boronic acids

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A new class of surface-active compounds based on the combination of silicones and boronic acids is described. The properties of the compounds can be tuned by manipulation of both the hydrophobic (silicone size and 3D structure) and hydrophilic components (by binding different saccharides to the boronic acid). Stabilization of the four-coordinate boron structure is provided by Tris buffer that also maintains neutral pH to suppress silicone hydrolysis.

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The article was received on 11 Oct 2012, accepted on 20 Dec 2012 and first published on 21 Dec 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37438B
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 1392-1394

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    Sugar complexation to silicone boronic acids

    M. A. Brook, L. Dodge, Y. Chen, F. Gonzaga and H. Amarne, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1392
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37438B

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