Date of Award

4-21-2009

Degree Type

Closed Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Binghe Wang - Chair

Second Advisor

Giovanni Gadda

Third Advisor

David W. Boykin

Abstract

It is well known that boronic acids can bind with diols and can be further applied as chemosensors for biomolecules such as carbohydrates and dopamine. Carbohydrates are known to mediate a large number of biological and pathological events. Small and macromolecules capable of carbohydrate recognition have great potentials as research tools, diagnostics, vectors for targeted delivery of therapeutic and imaging agents, and therapeutic agents.

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