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A Crystal-to-Crystal Synthesis of Triazolyl-Linked Polysaccharide


  • A.P. thanks CSIR-India for Senior Research Fellowship assistance. K.M.S. thanks the Department of Science and Technology (DST, India) for a Ramanujan Fellowship. This work was made possible by financial support from DST and CSIR.


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Crystal sweets: Polysaccharide synthesis is hampered by many factors. These problems can be circumvented by the crystal-to-crystal azide–alkyne cycloaddition polymerization of an unprotected monosaccharide, which gives a crystalline glycopolymer regiospecifically in quantitative yield.