This paper describes the characterization of a self-assembled beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD)-derivative monolayer (beta-CD-SAM) on a gold surface and the study of their inclusion complexes with glucocorticoids. To this aim the arrangement of a self-assembled beta-cyclodextrin-derivative monolayer on a gold surface was monitored in situ by means of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy and double-layer capacitance measurements. Film thickness and dielectric constant were evaluated for a monolayer of beta-CD using one-color-approach SPR. The selectivity of the beta-CD host surface was verified by using electroactive species permeable and impermeable in the beta-CD cavity. The redox probe was selected according to its capacity to permeate the beta-CD monolayer and its electrochemical behavior. In order to evaluate the feasibility of an inclusion complex between beta-CD-SAM with some steroids such as cortisol and cortisone, voltammetric experiments in the presence of the redox probes as molecules competitive with the steroids have been performed. The formation constant of the surface host-guest by beta-CD-SAM and the steroids under study was calculated.
|Titolo:||Electrochemical and surface plasmon resonance characterization of beta-cyclodextrin-based self-assembled monolayers and evaluation of their inclusion complexes with glucocorticoids|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo in rivista|