β-1,3-Glucan schizophyllan can act as a one-dimensional host to arrange icosahedral carboranes

Munenori Numata, Shingo Tamesue, Takeshi Nagasaki, Kazuo Sakurai, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

We here demonstrate that schizophyllan (SPG: one kind of β-1,3-glucans)/m-carborane nanocomposites can be easily created in a supramolecular manner by utilizing the unique wrapping capability of SPG. TEM observations revealed that incorporated m-carborane molecules adopt continuous one-dimensional (1-D) arrangement in the SPG hydrophobic cavity. We believe that the present system can provide a novel concept not only for the separation of carborane isomers and the construction of one-dimensional architectures but also for the new formulation of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-669
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 5 2007

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