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Org Biomol Chem. 2012 Sep 21;10(35):7091-7. doi: 10.1039/c2ob25855b. Epub 2012 Aug 9.

Ionic-liquid-based MS probes for the chemo-enzymatic synthesis of oligosaccharides.

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  • 1School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock's Close, Bristol, UK.


A new N-benzenesulfonyl-based ionic-liquid mass spectroscopy label (I-Tag2) for covalent attachment to substrates has been prepared. I-Tag2 was used to monitor oligosaccharide elongation and serve as a purification handle. Starting from chemically synthesized I-Tag2-labelled N-acetyl glucosamine (GlcNAc) 1, I-Tag2-LacNAc (Galβ(1-4)GlcNAc) 2 and I-Tag2-Lewis(X) (Galβ(1-4)[Fucα(1-3)]GlcNAc) 3, which are oligosaccharides of biological relevance, were enzymatically prepared. The apparent kinetic parameters for the enzyme catalysed transformations with β-1,4-galactosyltransferase (β-1,4-GalT) and fucosyltransferase VI (FucT VI) were measured by LC-MS demonstrating the applicability and versatility of the new I-Tags in enzymatic transformations with glycosyltransferases.

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