Synthesis of Orthogonally Functionalized Oligosaccharides for Self-assembled Monolayers and as Multimodal Tools in Chemical Biology
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis covers different topics in the field of synthetic organic chemistry combined with the field of surface science and glycobiology.
First, the text presents a series of orthogonally protected oligosaccharides (tri-, penta-, and heptasaccharides) of varying length and structures, which are synthesized with the aim of developing novel heterobifunctional biocompatible cross-linkers. Successful conjugation with different chemical handles is also described and used to illustrate the potential implementation of defined carbohydrate based compounds have potential use in biosensing applications. The results of incubation experiments using living cells indicate that the linker is incorporated into cell surfaces and enriched in microdomains.
Second, synthesis of various saccharide-terminated alkane thiols immobilized on gold surfaces is reported. The protein adsorption and antifouling characteristics of these surfaces were investigated using model proteins and the common fouling organisms, Ulva linza and Balanus amphitrite.
Further, oligo(lactose)-based thiols (di-, tetra-, and hexasaccharides) were synthesized and immobilized on gold nanoparticles to investigate how well these rigid, rod-like oligosaccharides can stabilize such nanoparticles for future use in constructing hybrid nanoparticles.
Finally, the thesis describes synthesis of a systematic series of oligo(ethylene) glycols possessing either hydrogen- or methyl-terminated groups. Investigation of the fundamental characteristics of self-assembled monolayers, will give important insights into the design of protein repellant surfaces.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2012. , 65 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1442
Oligosaccharide synthesis, glycosylation, thioglycosides, orthogonally protected, oligo(lactosides), spacer molecule, heterobifunctional, surface plasmon resonance, lipid anchor, self-assembled monolayers, glyconanoparticles
National CategoryNatural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76733ISBN: 978-91-7519-906-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76733DiVA: diva2:516513
2012-05-11, Planck, Fysikhuset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
Ellervik, Ulf, Professor
Konradsson, Peter, ProfessorSvensson, Stefan, Associate ProfessorLiedberg, Bo, Professor
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