The hydrophobically driven inclusion complexation of the Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) pinacolylmethylphosphonoﬂuoridate (soman, or GD) by b-cyclodextrin (b-CD) is studied both experimentally and computationally. Semiempirical modelling (PM6) adds further insight to the understanding of the CD–GD complex and the preferential binding of P(+) isomers over P(-). Comparison of the CD–GD complex to those formed by b-CD with commonly used trialkyl phosphate and dialkyl methylphosphonate simulants furnishes preliminary supramolecular agent–simulant correlation data. Such comparison studies will haveutility in the design of new CWA-responsive materials.
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Sambrook, M., Vincent, J. C., Ede, J. A., Gass, I. A., & Cragg, P. (2017). Experimental and computational study of the inclusion complexes of b-cyclodextrin with the chemical warfare agent soman (GD) and commonly used simulants. RSC Advances, 7(60), 38069-38076. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7ra03328a