Computational investigation of enol/keto chloramphenicol with β-cyclodextrin

  • Madi Fatiha
  • Largate Leila
  • Khatmi Djamel Eddine
  • Nouar Leila
Original Article


PM3 and ONIOM2 were carried out to investigate the structures and properties for the inclusion complexes of chloramphenicol tautomers into β-cyclodextrin (at 1:1 stoichiometry). Two possible orientations into host cavity were considered for both enol and keto chloramphenicol. The PM3 results gives that B orientation is more preferred for enol and keto form, the preference is of 0.63 and 1.67 kcal/mol respectively. This preference is greater in the case of ONIOM2 calculations. Finally, the chemical shifts (ppm) of free and complexed chloramphenicol were calculated at B3LYP/6-31G(d) by (GIAO method) and compared with experimental data taken from the literature.


Cyclodextrin Chloramphenicol PM3 ONIOM2 GIAO 



This study was supported by Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and General Direction of Scientific Research as a part of projects CNEPRU (No.E01520100004) and PNR (8/u24/4814).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madi Fatiha
    • 1
  • Largate Leila
    • 1
  • Khatmi Djamel Eddine
    • 1
  • Nouar Leila
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Computational Chemistry and Nanostructures, Department of Material Sciences, Faculty of Mathematical, Informatics and Material SciencesUniversity of 08 Mai 1945GuelmaAlgeria

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