• Guest-host interactions in the cleavage of phenylphenyl acetates by 𝛽-cyclodextrin in alkaline medium

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      Phenylphenyl acetate; 𝛽-cyclodextrin; hydrophobic interactions; guest-host complexes.

    • Abstract


      Kinetics of cleavage of phenylphenyl acetates (PPA) and several para-substituted PPAs in basic aqueous sodium carbonate-bicarbonate buffer containing 𝛽-cyclodextrin (CD) have been studied. The reaction exhibits saturation type kinetics and CD accelerates the rate of cleavage by the formation of 1G : 1H inclusion complex. The kinetic results indicate that aryloxy moiety of PPA is included in the hydrophobic cavity of CD. The overall rate constants for the cleavage of the [CD-ester] complex correlate with the Hammett 𝜎-constants and Hansch hydrophobicity parameters 𝜋. At higher concentrations of CD, there is an additional catalysis due to the formation of weak 1G : 2H complex.

    • Author Affiliations


      V Raj1 T Chandrakala1 K Rajasekaran1

      1. Post Graduate Department of Chemistry, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar 626 002
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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