Spectroscopic detection of diols and sugars by a colour change in boronic acid-appended spirobenzopyrans

Hideyuki Shinmori, Masayuki Takeuchi, Seiji Shinkai

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Boronic acid-appended spiropyrans have been synthesized in order to detect diols and sugars by a colour change: only when the boron atom could intramolecularly interact with the tertiary amine in the spiropyran moiety, did added diols and sugars change the shift of the spiropyran-merocyanine equilibrium, which was visually detectable as a colour change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 2
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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  • Chemistry(all)

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