Disclosed herein is a class of chiral binuclear metal complexes for stereoselective hydrolysis of saccharides and glycosides, and more particular chiral binuclear transition metal complex catalysts that discriminate epimeric glycosides and .alpha.- and .beta.-glycosidic bonds of saccharides in aqueous solutions at near physiological pHs. The chiral binuclear metal complexes include a Schiff-base-type ligand derived from a chiral diamino building block, and a binuclear transition metal core, each which can be varied for selectivity. The metal core is a Lewis-acidic metal ion, such as copper, zinc, lanthanum, iron and nickel. The Schiff-base may be a reduced or non-reduced Schiff-base derived from aliphatic linear, aliphatic cyclic diamino alcohols or aromatic aldehydes. The ligand can be a penta- or heptadentate ligand derived from pyridinecarbaldehydes, benzaldehydes, linear or cyclic diamines or diamino alcohols.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
US 20170275303 A1
Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Striegler, S. (2020). Chiral binuclear metal complexes for stereoselective hydrolysis of saccharides and glycosides. Patents Granted. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/385