It was shown that monosaccharides can be sensitively detected utilizing aggregation properties of a boronic-acid-appended porphyrin. Since the magnitude of the spectral change is correlated with the association tendency between sugars and boronic acids, the origin of the spectral change is related to the increase in the hydrophilicity in the sugar-binding site.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry