Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 20

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

48_10b/2009Inside Cover: A Synthetic Lectin for O-Linked β-N-Acetylglucosamine (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10/2009)

Carbohydrates are slippery customers in water. Camouflaged by solvent-mimicking hydroxy groups, they make challenging targets, even for natural receptors. In their Communication on page 1775 ff., A. P. Davis and co-workers describe a synthetic receptor that is remarkably effective for the important β-N-acetylglucosaminyl (β-GlcNAC) unit. The affinities of the receptor are good and its selectivities are excellent, even by the standards of natural carbohydrate-binding proteins.

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