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ERIC Number: EJ920089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Supramolecular Chemistry: Induced Circular Dichroism to Study Host-Guest Geometry
Mendicuti, Francisco; Gonzalez-Alvarez, Maria Jose
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n9 p965-968 Sep 2010
In this laboratory experiment, students obtain information about the structure of a host-guest complex from the interpretation of circular dichroism measurements. The value and sign of the induced circular dichroism (ICD) on an achiral chromophore guest when it complexes with a cyclodextrin can be related to the guest penetration and its orientation relative to the cyclodextrin. This experiment examines the complexation of dimethyl 2,3-naphthalenedicarboxylate with 2-hydroxypropyl-alpha-, -beta-, and -gamma-cyclodextrins in aqueous medium. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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