Crystal structure of a complex between β-glucopyranose and a macrocyclic receptor with dendritic multicharged water solubilizing chains

Pradeep K. Mandal, Brice Kauffmann, Harry Destecroix, Yann Ferrand, Anthony P. Davis* and Ivan Huc*

Chem. Commun. 2016, 5, 9355-9358.


Using commercial screens for crystallization of biomolecules and taking advantage of the use of racemic crystallography allowed the production of X-ray quality single crystals and the elucidation at 1.08 Å resolution of the solid state structure of a difficult target: the complex between glucopyranose and a water soluble macrocyclic receptor equipped with dendritic multianionic solubilizing chains.