Green technology : green glycosylation promoted by reusable biomass carbonaceous solid acid
Date of Issue2011
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Glycosylation is the enzymatic process that attaches glycans to proteins, lipids or other organic molecules. It provides a unique platform to synthesize an array of carbohydrate-derived novel therapeutic agents1 and plays a significant role in food and cosmetic industries. Previously, the promoters used for this reaction were Lewis acid catalysts. Nowadays, solid acid catalysts have become more prominent because of no work-up procedures, easy separation, recovery and reusability. Hence, we wish to report glycosylation reactions promoted by sulfonated biomass carbonaceous material. [4th Award]
Student Research Poster
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