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Metallo-Cyclodextrin Complexes For The Separation Of Chiral Materials, Synthesis And Characterisation, Ciaran Francis Potter Jun 2007

Metallo-Cyclodextrin Complexes For The Separation Of Chiral Materials, Synthesis And Characterisation, Ciaran Francis Potter

Doctoral

The processes of separation and detection of chiral compounds are extremely important in the pharmaceutical industry. This study aims to investigate a safe and variable methods for the separation of the two enantiomers of the drug DOPA (Dihydroxyphenylalanine). L-DOPA is the most effective drug at present used to combat Parkinson’s disease while D-DOPA is inactive, thus for drug efficacy only the single biologically active enantiomer should be present in the formulation. In this work, cyclodextrins (CDS) were utilised fro their ability to act as a host for guest species, acting in the role as both a first and second ...