Biotinylated boronic acid fluorophore conjugates: Quencher elimination strategy for imaging and saccharide detection

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  • F D'Hooge
  • SA Elfeky
  • SE Flower
  • SI Pascu
  • ATA Jenkins
  • JMH van den Elsen
  • TD James

Colleges, School and Institutes


A biotinylated boronic acid fluorophore conjugate bound to a diol-quencher via a boronic ester linkage demonstrated a fluorescence increase upon exposure to model saccharides. The sensing motif was attached to SuperAvidin microspheres where the sensing regime was imaged by fluorescence microscopy.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3274-3280
Number of pages7
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012