[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The design and synthesis of 5,7-dimethyl-1,2,4-triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine-2-thioaceto-(2-fluorobenzyl) hydrazone (TPTH), which self-assembled into supramolecular microfibers with blue organic light-emitting properties, is reported. This is the first occurrence of the molecular self-assembly of 1,2,4-triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine derivatives.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The effect of beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD) on the improvement of the fungicidal activity of iprodione has been investigated. The inclusion complexation of beta-CD with iprodione has been prepared and characterized by integrating some analytical techniques (such as electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry, x-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy) and molecular simulation methods. The beta-CD/iprodione inclusion complex has exhibited different spectroscopic features and properties from iprodione. The stoichiometric ratio and stability constant describing the extent of formation of inclusion complexes have been determined by phase solubility studies. The calculated apparent stability constant of the iprodione/beta-CD complex was 407.5 M-1. The obtained inclusion complexes were found to significantly improve the water solubility of iprodione, and there is a 4.7-fold increase in the presence of 13 mM beta-CD as compared with the solubility of iprodione in deionized water in the absence of beta-CD. The bioassay demonstrated that the complex displayed over two-fold increase of the fungicidal activity. In addition, the possible structure of the beta-CD/iprodione complex was proposed according to the results of the molecular dynamic simulation. The present study provided useful information for a more rational application of iprodione, diminishing the use of organic solvents and increasing its efficacy.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 06/2007; 55(9):3535-9. · 2.91 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Molecular dynamics simulations along with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) imaging demonstrate the formation of a novel type of nanorods, with a stable [permethrin(beta-CD)(2)](n) structure in which the host:guest ratio is 2:1 and n=21-27 giving a length of approximately 30.0-38.5 nm and an average diameter of approximately 1.5 nm, self-assembled from an inclusion complex composed of permethrin and biocompatible beta-cyclodextrin.
The Journal of Chemical Physics 10/2006; 125(11):111104. · 3.12 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Permethrin is popularly used in a variety of therapeutic areas. However, the poor water solubility of permethrin seriously limits its wider clinical applications. The present study demonstrates that solubility of permethrin in aqueous solution can considerably increase in the presence of beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD). Extensive experimental data along with computational modeling reveal the formation of stable permethrin/beta-CD inclusion complexes, including permethrin(beta-CD) and permethrin(beta-CD)2, through hydrophobic binding. Both permethrin(beta-CD) and permethrin(beta-CD)2 complexes coexisted in aqueous solution, and the ratio of the concentration of permethrin(beta-CD) complex to that of permethrin(beta-CD)2 complex was dependent on the concentration of beta-CD. The complexation of permethrin with beta-CD significantly improved the bioavailability of permethrin and, therefore, increased the bioactivity. The significant increase of the bioactivity of permethrin in the presence of beta-CD provides an effective approach to improve the practical use of permethrin in public health and agriculture.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 05/2006; 110(13):7044-8. · 3.61 Impact Factor