Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry

, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp 189–194

Cyclodextrin nanosponges as effective gas carriers

  • Francesco Trotta
  • Roberta Cavalli
  • Katia Martina
  • Miriam Biasizzo
  • Jenny Vitillo
  • Silvia Bordiga
  • Pradeep Vavia
  • Khalid Ansari
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10847-011-9926-5

Cite this article as:
Trotta, F., Cavalli, R., Martina, K. et al. J Incl Phenom Macrocycl Chem (2011) 71: 189. doi:10.1007/s10847-011-9926-5

Abstract

Cyclodextrin based carbonate nanosponges were synthetized starting from native β-cylodextrin and active carbonyl compounds i.e. carbonildiimidazole. In this work they were used to form inclusion complexes with three different gases i.e. 1-methylcyclopropene, oxygen and carbon dioxide. The encapsulation of gases were proved by direct reaction to known adduct (1-methylcyclopropene), by gravimetric analysis (CO2) and by oxymeter (Oxygen). The complexetion of oxygen or carbon dioxide could be useful for many biomedical applications. In particular the oxygen-filled nanosponges could supply oxygen to the hypoxic tissues which are present in various deseases. 1-methylcyclopropene included in β-cyclodextrin nanosponges showed superior antiethylenic performances in long lasting cut flowers in comparison with marketed products.

Keywords

NanospongesCyclodextrinGas encapsulationInclusion compounds

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Trotta
    • 1
  • Roberta Cavalli
    • 1
  • Katia Martina
    • 1
  • Miriam Biasizzo
    • 1
  • Jenny Vitillo
    • 1
  • Silvia Bordiga
    • 1
  • Pradeep Vavia
    • 2
  • Khalid Ansari
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica IFM University of Torino Torino Italy
  2. 2.Centre for Novel Drug Delivery System, Institute of Chemical Technology University of Mumbai Mumbai India