An Accessible Bicyclic Architecture for Synthetic Lectins

Joshua D. Howgego ,  Craig P. Butts ,  Matthew P. Crump and Anthony P. Davis*

Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 3110-3112


Bicyclic carbohydrate receptors are easier to synthesise than tri- or tetra-cyclic relatives, and are better adapted to bind monosaccharide residues with bulky appendages. Disaccharides containing β-glucosyl units are preferred substrates.