Ortho-azo substituted phenylboronic acids for colorimetric sugar sensors

Yuya Egawa, Ryota Gotoh, Satoshi Niina, Jun ichi Anzai

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The phenylboronic acids substituted with an azo group on the ortho-position show a significant change in UV-vis spectra upon sugar binding. A new mechanism for the spectral change of the dyes is proposed based on the formation and cleavage of B-N dative bond between boronic acid group and azo group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3789-3792
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 1


  • Azo dye
  • Boronic acid
  • Colorimetric sensor
  • Dative bond
  • Sugar recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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