Amphiphilic anthracene-amino acid conjugates as simple carbohydrate receptors in water

Johan Billing, Hans Grundberg, Ulf Nilsson

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N-Alkylation of amino acid methyl esters with 9,10-bis-chloromethylanthracene, followed by methyl ester hydrolysis, yielded water-soluble amphiphilic amino acid-anthracene conjugates. In NMR-titration experiments, a L-arginine-anthracene conjugate was demonstrated to recognize p-nitrophenyl glycosides and sialylated oligosaccharides in D2O in a manner sensitive to the carbohydrate structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-372
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Organic Chemistry


  • NMR
  • N-alkylation
  • glycoconjugate
  • hybrid


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