Sulfonamides are preventive and therapeutic agents for certain infections caused by gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms. In this work the interactions of sulfamethazine, a representative of sulfonamide antibiotics, with two β-cyclodextrin derivatives were investigated at different pH. Results show formation of stable sulfamethazine - β-cyclodextrin complexes and reflect importance of the competition of the hydrogen bonding and electrostatic interactions. The complex geometry formed is affected by the orientation of the pH-dependent dipole moment of sulfamethazine molecule and prolonged prior the sulfamethazine molecule enters into the β-cyclodextrin's cavity. Functionalization of the β-cyclodextrin molecule doesn't affect considerably the complex stabilities, therefore the native β-cyclodextrin molecule looks the simplest and most effective inclusion host to design selective and sensitive tool for sulfamethazine sensing.
|Journal||Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 15 2020|
- Host-guest complexes
- pH-dependent complex formation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics