Suzuki homo-coupling reaction based fluorescent sensors for monosaccharides

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  • Su Ying Xu
  • Hui Chen Wang
  • Stephen E. Flower
  • Yun Bao Jiang
  • Tony D. James

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Xiamen University
  • University of Bath


Palladium catalysed, aryl boronic acid homocoupling, is explored as a fluorescence sensing regime for saccharides. The catalytic formation rate of fluorescent bi-aryls, under control of a palladium catalyst, is modulated by the presence of saccharides. The nature of the aryl group, rate of biaryl formation and limits of detection are investigated.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35238-35241
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number66
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2014