Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Volume

139

Issue

2

First Page

829

Last Page

835

DOI

10.1021/jacs.6b10773

Abstract

Molecular recognition of carbohydrates plays vital roles in biology but has been difficult to achieve with synthetic receptors. Through covalent imprinting of carbohydrates in boroxole-functionalized cross-linked micelles, we prepared nanoparticle receptors for a wide variety of mono- and oligosaccharides. The boroxole functional monomer bound the sugar templates through cis-1,2-diol, cis-3,4-diol, and trans-4,6-diol. The protein-sized nanoparticles showed excellent selectivity for d-aldohexoses in water with submillimolar binding affinities and completely distinguished the three biologically important hexoses (glucose, mannose, and galactose). Glycosides with nonpolar aglycon showed stronger binding due to enhanced hydrophobic interactions. Oligosaccharides were distinguished on the basis of their monosaccharide building blocks, glycosidic linkages, chain length, as well as additional functional groups that could interact with the nanoparticles.

Comments

This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Journal of the American Chemical Society, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10773. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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