Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. Chemistry Dept.
Thomas W. Shattuck
Nizatidine, N-[2-[[[2-[(dimethylamino)metbyl]-4-thiazolyl]methyl]thio]ethyl]-N'methyl- 2-nitro-l,l-ethenediamine (Axid"), has been investigated for its potential to act as a host in guest-host complexes. Nizatidine binds with the guests through hydrogen bonding and pi-pi interactions. Guest-host studies were conducted using fluorescence quenching, calorimetry, NMR and invisible experiments. The lowest energy conformation of nizatidine is found to be U-shaped through theoretical calculations. Fluorescence experiments indicated that tryptophan and pyridoxine had large association constants. Further studies using calorimetry and NMR techniques concluded that no complexation had occurred. Complexation experiments have been done to find guests that complex with nizatidine. Caffeine, luminol, nicotinamide, phenylalanine, pyridoxine, pyrogallol, and tryptophan were the guests used in this study.
Molecular structure, Molecules -- Models, Nizatidine
Recommended CitationCorbeil, Elizabeth, "Molecular Design and Association Constants of Nizatidine-Guest Complexes" (1998). Honors Theses. Paper 58.
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