This paper reports a molecular modeling study of complex formation and aggregation behavior of a supramolecular system comprising three different moieties forming two distinct molecules. One molecule is a phenol derivative of porphyrin conjugated to a macrocyclic oligosaccharide, beta-cyclodextrin (b-CD), and the other is 1-adamantanol (ADM). The inclusion complex of the latter molecule with the porphyrin–beta-cyclodextrin (b-CD) conjugate, and the dimeric aggregates of the conjugate both in the presence and in the absence of the guest are investigated through molecular mechanics and molecular dynamics methods in vacuo, since the systems are scarcely soluble in polar solvents. In this way, we can find the most likely geometry of the complexes or aggregates and characterize the competitive inclusion behavior of ADM and of a porphyrin phenol within the beta-CD cavity in terms of the various energy contributions stabilizing the resulting aggregates and/or inclusion complexes.

A molecular modeling study of complex formation and self-aggregation behavior of a porphyrin–β-cyclodextrin conjugate

RAFFAINI, GIUSEPPINA;GANAZZOLI, FABIO
2013-01-01

Abstract

This paper reports a molecular modeling study of complex formation and aggregation behavior of a supramolecular system comprising three different moieties forming two distinct molecules. One molecule is a phenol derivative of porphyrin conjugated to a macrocyclic oligosaccharide, beta-cyclodextrin (b-CD), and the other is 1-adamantanol (ADM). The inclusion complex of the latter molecule with the porphyrin–beta-cyclodextrin (b-CD) conjugate, and the dimeric aggregates of the conjugate both in the presence and in the absence of the guest are investigated through molecular mechanics and molecular dynamics methods in vacuo, since the systems are scarcely soluble in polar solvents. In this way, we can find the most likely geometry of the complexes or aggregates and characterize the competitive inclusion behavior of ADM and of a porphyrin phenol within the beta-CD cavity in terms of the various energy contributions stabilizing the resulting aggregates and/or inclusion complexes.
Molecular dynamics; beta-Cyclodextrin; Porphyrin; Inclusion complexes; Supramolecular self-aggregates
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