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Phenanthroline Unit as a Building Block for Carbohydrate Receptors

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posted on 2008-10-03, 00:00 authored by Monika Mazik, Andrè Hartmann
An acyclic receptor 1, containing phenanthroline- and aminopyridine-based recognition sites, has been established as a powerful carbohydrate receptor. Compared to the previously described acyclic receptors, compound 1 shows significantly higher binding affinities as well as selectivities, which are quite different from those of the earlier systems. The phenanthroline unit has been established as a valuable building block for the construction of effective and selective carbohydrate receptors.