Intra- and intermolecular complexation in C(6) monoazacoronand substituted cyclodextrins

Julia S. Lock, Bruce L. May, Philip Clements, Stephen F. Lincoln*, Christopher J. Easton

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    The preparation of 6A-deoxy-6A-(6-(2-(l,4,7,10- tetraoxa-13-azacyclopentadecan-13-yl)acetamido)hexylamino)-αcyclodextrin, 3, 6A-deoxy-6A-(6-(2-(1.4,7,10,13-pentaoxa-16- azacyclooctadecan-16-yl)acetamido)hexylamino)-αcyclodextrin, 4, and their β-cyclodextrin analogues, 5 and 6, are described. 1H (600 MHz) ROESY NMR spectra of the C(6) substituted β-cyclodextrins, 5 and 6, are consistent with the intramolecular complexation of their azacyclopentadecanyl- and azacyclooctadecanyl(acetamido)hexylamino substituents in the β-cyclodextrin annulus in D2O at pD = 8.5 whereas those of their a-cyclodextrin analogues, 3 and 4 are not complexed in the a-cyclodextrin annulus. This is attributed to the monoazacoronand components of the substituents being able to pass through the β-cyclodextrin annulus whereas they are too large to pass through the α-cyclodextrin annulus. However, the substituents of 3 and 4 are intermolecularly complexed by β-cyclodextrin to form pseudo [2]-rotaxanes. Metallocyclodextrins are formed by 5 through complexation by the monoazacoronand substituent component for which log (K/dm3 mol-1) = <2, 6.34 and 5.38 for Ca2+, Zn2+ and La3+, respectively, in aqueous solution at 298.2 K and / = 0.10 mol dm-3 (NEt4ClO 4).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1381-1386
    Number of pages6
    JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2004


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