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Crown Ethers as Building Blocks for Carbohydrate Receptors

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posted on 02.03.2006 by Monika Mazik, Matthias Kuschel, Willi Sicking
Acyclic receptors containing neutral hydrogen bonding sites, such as amino-pyridine groups and a crown unit, perform effective recognition of neutral sugar molecules through multiple interactions. Receptor 1 has been shown to be a particularly effective and highly selective receptor for β-glucopyranoside.