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Sugars stack up

Nature Chemical Biology volume 4, pages 586587 (2008) | Download Citation

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Sugar binding by a variety of biomolecules is generally assumed to rely on hydrogen bonding and ionic interactions. A new study shows that arene-carbohydrate interactions are enthalpically driven through nontraditional C-H···π type hydrogen bonds.

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  1. Chad Tatko is in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Calvin College, 3201 Burton Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546, USA.  cdt2@calvin.edu

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