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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 68, No. 12, 2006, pp.2477-2482
Published online, 2nd November, 2006
DOI: 10.3987/COM-06-10894
Sugar Binding to an Calix[4]arene-Based Receptor

Takeharu Haino,* Masaki Nakamura, and Yoshimasa Fukazawa*

*Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan


The binding properties of the calix[4]arene-based artificial receptor (1) toward carboxylate-containing sugars in DMSO are demonstrated. The receptor shows the 1:1 host-guest complexation with the sugars. The hydrogen bonds forming to the hydroxyl groups play a crucial role for the guest selection.