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Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids in Glycoscience: Opportunities and Challenges

[ Vol. 25 , Issue. 20 ]


Sanchayita Rajkhowa*, Raju R. Kale, Jyotirmoy Sarma, Abhijeet Kumar*, Prabhu P. Mohapatra and Vinod K. Tiwari*   Pages 2542 - 2578 ( 37 )


Carbohydrates are fascinating molecular scaffolds known for their diverse applications in chemistry, biology, medicine, technology, and materials science. In addition, owing to the notable features of Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids (RTILs) such as high-yield, short reaction time, simple handling, excellent recyclability, and environmentally benign nature, they have been extensively utilized as green solvents, catalysts, or both in a wide range of organic transformation methodologies for easy access of a diverse range of biologically relevant molecules. This review highlights the importance of RTILs that offer promising solutions in glycoscience, particularly in relevance to the dissolution, functionalization, glycosylation, and modification of carbohydrates as well as their challenges, impact, and future perspectives.


Carbohydrate, environmental benign route, glycoscience, glycosylation, green chemistry, ionic liquids, RTILs.


Department of Chemistry, Jorhat Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat-785010, Assam, Department of Chemistry, K.T.H.M. College, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Nashik-02, Department of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences, Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam, Department of Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari-845401, Bihar, Department of Chemistry, Augusta University, Augusta, GA 30912, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005

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