Binding or aggregation? Hazards of interpretation in studies of molecular recognition by porphyrins in water

Charles M. Renney, Gaku Fukuhara, Yoshihisa Inoue, Anthony P. Davis*

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Abstract

Reports have suggested that polar porphyrins such as tetraphenylporphine tetrasulfonate (TPPS) can serve as carbohydrate receptors in water. Here we find that TPPS shows changes in UV-visible absorption when treated with glucose, but that these are best explained by altered aggregation states and not by formation of a closely-bound complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9551-9554
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume51
Issue number46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2015

Structured keywords

  • BCS and TECS CDTs

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