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Host-Guest Complexation of Amphiphilic Molecules at the Air-Water Interface Prevents Oxidation by Hydroxyl Radicals and Singlet Oxygen

Geng, Wen-Chao and Zhang, Dongmei and Gong, Chu and Liu, Zhihao and Barraza, Kevin M. and Beauchamp, J. L. and Guo, Dong-Sheng and Zhang, Xinxing (2020) Host-Guest Complexation of Amphiphilic Molecules at the Air-Water Interface Prevents Oxidation by Hydroxyl Radicals and Singlet Oxygen. Angewandte Chemie International Edition . ISSN 1433-7851. (In Press)

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The paradox of antioxidants is that they protect other more valuable molecules by sacrificial reactions with oxidizers. Their consequential loss in efficacy imposes great challenges to both living organisms and the food industry. Here we show that the host‐guest complexation of the carefully designed positively charged amphiphilic guanidinocalix[5]arene pentadodecyl ether (GC5A‐12C) and negatively charged oleic acid (OA), a well‐known cell membrane antioxidant, prevents the oxidation of a monolayer of the complex at the air‐water interface from two potent oxidizers, hydroxyl radicals (OH) and singlet delta oxygen (SDO). OH is generated from the gas phase and attacks from the top of the monolayer, while SDO is generated inside the monolayer and attacks amphiphiles from a lateral direction. Field‐induced droplet ionization mass spectrometry results have demonstrated that the host‐guest complexation is able to achieve steric shielding and to prevent both types of oxidation as a result of the tight and “sleeved in” physical arrangement, rather than the chemical reactivity, of the complexes.

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Additional Information:© 2020 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Accepted manuscript online: 06 April 2020; Manuscript accepted: 06 April 2020; Manuscript revised: 20 March 2020; Manuscript received: 27 January 2020. X.Z. acknowledges the National Key R&D Program of China (2018YFE0115000) and the NSF of Tianjin City (19JCYBJC19600). This work was supported by the Beckman Institute at Caltech and by NSF grant CHE-1508825 (J.L.B.). NSFC (51873090 and 21672112) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities are gratefully acknowledged.
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National Key Research and Development Program of China2018YFE0115000
National Science Foundation of Tianjin City19JCYBJC19600
Caltech Beckman InstituteUNSPECIFIED
National Natural Science Foundation of China51873090
National Natural Science Foundation of China21672112
Fundamental Research Funds for the Central UniversitiesUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Mass spectrometry; supramolecular chemistry; Host-guest complex; Calixarene; Air-water interface
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Official Citation:Geng, W., Zhang, D., Gong, C., Li, Z., Barraza, K., Beauchamp, J., Guo, D. and Zhang, X. (2020), Host‐Guest Complexation of Amphiphilic Molecules at the Air‐Water Interface Prevents Oxidation by Hydroxyl Radicals and Singlet Oxygen. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/anie.202001355
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:08 Apr 2020 16:50
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