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A WATER-SOLUBLE CAVITAND SEQUESTERS 2-NONENAL, THE ODOR COMPONENT OF THE ELDERLY
Yu Yang
Mosca Simone
Rebek Julius Jr
Heterocycles, 95(1), pp 127-130, 2017-1-25
Summary
Long chain aldehydes are principal components of odor in older populations. Here we show that a synthetic container molecule, a deep water-soluble cavitand forms complexes in aqueous (D2O) solution. The cavitands bind the aldehyde in a compressed conformation that reduces exposure to the medium. The aldehyde is extracted from the complex by tetrachloroethane and sodium dodecyl sulfate, chemical agents of dry cleaning or laundering, respectively. The large-scale synthesis of the cavitand opens possibilities for its attachment to clothing fibers.
Keywords
Cavitand; Molecular Recognition; Odor Component; Supramolecular Chemistry
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