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Synthesis and evaluation of a desymmetrised synthetic lectin: An approach to carbohydrate receptors with improved versatility

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1930-1933
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number6
DateAccepted/In press - 14 Jan 2016
DatePublished (current) - 14 Jan 2016


A new synthetic lectin features apolar surfaces provided by two different aromatic components (biphenyl and pyrenyl). Affinities up to 260 M-1 are recorded for carbohydrates in water. The desymmetrised design has potential for variation to give receptors with a broadened range of capabilities.

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