PubMed 27157794

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Title: A saccharide-based crystalline sponge for hydrophilic guests.

Authors: Guo-Hong Ning, Kazuki Matsumura, Yasuhide Inokuma, Makoto Fujita

Journal, date & volume: Chem. Commun. (Camb.), 2016 May 19 , 52, 7013-5

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A coordination network composed of a mannose-based organic ligand and a sodium ion, 'sugar sponge', was synthesized for the crystalline sponge analysis of hydrophilic compounds. Owing to multiple hydrogen-bonding interactions, hydrophilic guests are firmly trapped in the 1-dimensional channel. The sugar sponge was utilized to analyze the structures of flexible alcohol and absolute configurations of chiral epoxides.