Introducing carbohydrate patterning in mannose-decorated supramolecular assemblies and hydrogels†
Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) glyco-monomers containing one, two or three mannose units are synthesized and formulated into differently patterned supramolecular glycopolymers through homo-assembly or co-assembly with non-functionalized BTAs. Unfortunately, no cellular activity could be detected. Excitingly, these glyco-BTA monomers could be formulated into hydrogels, paving the way for (immune) cell culture.
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