On the encapsulation of Olsalazine by ?-cyclodextrin: A DFT-based computational and spectroscopic investigations
In this work, the supramolecular host-guest interaction of the prodrug Olsalazine (OLZ) and β-Cyclodextrin (β-CD) was examined experimentally and computationally. Experimentally, employing the UV–Vis spectroscopic method in aqueous media at various pH's, results obtained using the Benesi-Hilderbrand approach demonstrated that OLZ can form supramolecular inclusion complex with β-CD with stoichiometric ratio of 1:1. Furthermore, these results revealed that the formation of OLZ: β-CD complexes exhibited insignificant pH dependency in the range 5–8 with an average binding constant (Kb) of approximately 1 × 103 M−1. Computationally, geometry optimization of 1:1 OLZ: β-CD complexes was performed employing the ONIOM (DFT((ωB97XB)/6–31 + G(d)),SQM(PM3)) approach. Obtained results demonstrated that OLZ: β-CD complex is stabilized by the formation of intermolecular hydrogen bonds with an average length of approximately 1.8 Å. Additionally, the stability of OLZ: β-CD complex was demonstrated employing ADMP molecular dynamic simulations over a timeframe of 500 fs. The molecularity of the supramolecular host-guest interaction between OLZ and β-CD is presented and interpreted in the essence of TD-DFT and molecular orbitals analyses.
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