European Journal of Organic Chemistry
© WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Mild One-Step Synthesis of 4,6-Benzylideneglycopyranosides from Aromatic Aldehydes and Gelation Abilities of the Glucose Derivatives (Eur. J. Org. Chem. 29/2015)
The cover picture shows 4,6-benzylidene glucoside synthesized from an aromatic aldehyde and monosaccharide under mild conditions, through two self-assembly modes depending on the solvent used. In an organogel, the glucose derivative adopts a one-dimensional arrangement because of interdigitation resulting from the slight overlap of the glucose moieties through hydrogen-bonding interactions. In contrast, in a hydrogel, the glucose derivative adopts a one-dimensional arrangement through van der Waals driven interdigitation resulting from overlap of the alkoxy chains in the glucose moieties. Details are discussed in the article by F. Ono et al. on 6439 ff.