A new bifunctional amino acid chelator targeting the glucose transporter

Sangeeta R. Banerjee, John W. Babich, Jon Zubieta

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The coupling reactions of d-glucosamine, 1,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetylglucosamine, and 4-aminophenyl-galactopyranosine with N,N-bis(quinolinoyl)aminovaleric acid (L1) provided a series of conjugates containing a potentially tridentate donor group terminus linked to a sugar moiety, L2′, L2 and L3, respectively. Reactions of the ligands with [NEt4]2[Re(CO) 3Br3] in refluxing methanol provided the rhenium complexes [Re(CO3)(L1)]Br (ReL1), [Re(CO)3(L2)]Br (ReL2), [Re(CO)3(L2′)]Br (ReL2′) and [Re(CO)3(L3)]Br (ReL3). The ligands and complexes were characterized by elemental analyses, 1H and 13C NMR, mass spectroscopy and, in the case of L1 and ReL1, by X-ray crystallography. The rhenium complexes exhibit fluorescence emissions with long lifetimes, large Stokes shifts, and moderate quantum yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1603-1612
Number of pages10
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 20 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Bifunctional chelates
  • Fluorescent probes
  • Glucosamine derivatives
  • Rhenium(I)-tricarbonyl core
  • Single amino acid chelates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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