What is it about?
Variation of α-cyclodextrin hydration order changes both crystal packing and receptor properties of its intermediate hydrate. So, partially hydrated cyclodextrin remembers its hydration history
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Why is it important?
The results contribute to the understanding of the role of water in inclusion properties of cyclodextrins. This goes far beyond the well-known concept of "high energy water" and can be extrapolated to proteins, which have the same hydration history effect under low-water conditions.
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This page is a summary of: Smart control of guest inclusion by α-cyclodextrin using its hydration history, RSC Advances, January 2019, Royal Society of Chemistry,
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