The formation of a βCD inclusion complexfor aliphatic ethyl ester, with ethyl hexanoateas a guest molecule was investigated. Proton T1 measurements by the IR method and ID difference nuclear Overhauser enhancement experiments showed that ethyl hexanoate exists with the groups (H-2 and H-3) around the ester bond nearer to the narrower βCD cavity and the other protons are proximal to the H(CD)-3 and H(CD)-5 protons within the cavity with a folded structure. The complexation of βCDwas greatly affected by the addition of ethanol. With increasing ethanol concentration, a marked increase in volatility of ethyl hexanoate from the βCD solution was observed; the volatility in 30% ethanol was about 3 times larger than in 0% one. On the basis of the observed NOE and T1 values, the lowering of the abilityof PCD complexation in ethanol solution is assumed to be caused by the situation shift of guest molecule toward the narrower side or outside of the cavity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry