The interaction of 18 pesticides with a water-soluble β-cyclodextrin polymer (BCDP) was studied by reversed-phase thin-layer chromatography and principal component analysis (PCA) was employed for the elucidation of the relationship between the relative strength of interaction and the calculated surface parameters of the guest molecules. Except for penconazole the lipophilicity of the pesticides decrease in the presence of BCDP. PCA indicated that apolar surface parameters are highly positively correlated with the strength of interaction. The data indicate that the agrochemical characteristics (adsorption, leakage, decomposition, etc) of complexed pesticide molecules can be different from those of uncomplexed ones resulting in modified efficacy.
- Modified lipophilicity
- Water-soluble β-cyclodextrin polymer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Condensed Matter Physics