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Inclusion of parabens in beta-cyclodextrin: A solution NMR and X-ray structural investigation

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Autori: Elise JC de Vries, Mino R Caira, Mircea Bogdan, Sorin I Farcas, Diana Bogdan

Editorial: Supramol Chem, 21(5), p.358-366, 2009.


A parallel study was conducted of the inclusion of alkyl parabens (guests) in the host β-cyclodextrin (β-CD). 1H NMR data indicated an insertion of the guest phenyl ring into the β-CD cavity. The stoichiometry of each complex was 1:1, as determined by a continuous variation method that utilises the chemical shifts of the host protons. These chemical shifts were additionally used to determine the association constant yielding K values of 1631, 938, 460 and 2022 M− 1 at 298 K for the methyl-, ethyl-, propyl- and butyl paraben solution state complexes, respectively. NOE experiments conducted on the methyl paraben solution complex indicated that the phenolic group of the guest was located at the secondary rim of the cyclodextrin cavity. Solid state structure analyses of the methyl and propyl paraben β-CD complexes were performed. Both complexes crystallised at ambient temperature in the space group C2, Z = 4 with a host to guest ratio of 1:1. Additionally, a second crystal structure between methyl paraben and β-CD is reported. This complex crystallised at 7oC in the space group P1, Z = 2 with a 1:1 host-guest stoichiometry. 1H NMR and solid state structure analyses were conducted on the inclusion of alkyl parabens in the host β-cyclodextrin. Both indicated an insertion of the guest phenyl ring into the β-CD cavity.

Cuvinte cheie: beta-cyclodextrin, 1H NMR, parabens, host:guest complexes, molecular recognition