Tapping into boron/α-hydroxycarboxylic acid interactions in sensing and catalysis

Todd A. Houston*, Stephan M. Levonis, Milton J. Kiefel

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Whereas interaction of boron acids (boric and boronic) with diols and neutral sugar ligands has received much global research attention in recent years, the binding of simple ?-hydroxycarboxylic and sugar acids by boron has received less attention. Applications of boron-based fluorescent sensors and chemoselective catalysts targeting this functional motif have appeared only in the past 5 years. The present synopsis will focus on rapid developments that have occurred in both areas during this half decade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-815
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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