Microchimica Acta

, Volume 162, Issue 1, pp 1–34

Boronic acid based probes for microdetermination of saccharides and glycosylated biomolecules


DOI: 10.1007/s00604-008-0947-8

Cite this article as:
Mader, H. & Wolfbeis, O. Microchim Acta (2008) 162: 1. doi:10.1007/s00604-008-0947-8


This review covers the progress made in the development of fluorescent probes for saccharides and glycosylated biomolecules. Such probes are supposed to work at physiological pH and at room temperature, and preferably have fast responses. The modes of interactions between probe and saccharides are discussed, not the least with the aim to assist in the design of more selective probes for which there is a substantial need.

Keywords: Fluorescent probes; boronic acid probes; saccharide, glycoproteins 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Chemo- and BiosensorsUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany