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Reply published on 15 January 2016, see Molecules 2016, 21(1), 98.

Comment of Molecules 2015, 20(3), 3565-3581.

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Molecules 2016, 21(1), 93; doi:10.3390/molecules21010093

The Role of Inclusion Binding Contributions for β-Cyclodextrin Polymers Cross-Linked with Divinyl Sulfone?—A Comment on Morales-Sanfrutos et al. Entitled “Divinyl Sulfone Cross-Linked Cyclodextrin-Based Polymeric Materials: Synthesis and Applications as Sorbents and Encapsulating Agents”, Molecules, 2015, 20, 3565–3581.

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Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, 110 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9, Canada
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Environmental Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S0A2, Canada
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 14 October 2015 / Accepted: 16 October 2015 / Published: 14 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Synthesis)
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Abstract

This commentary reports on a recent scientific study reported in this journal (cf. Molecules 2015, 20(3), 3565–3581). Some key scientific issues that require further explanation and clarification in the former article are as follows: (i) the relationship between the inclusion site accessibility and the level of cross-linking employed are brought into question for the case of α-CD and β-CD cross-linked adsorbent materials; (ii) the binding affinity of the CD/guest complexes were not related to the isotherm parameters for the CD-polymer/guest systems; (iii) the limited molecular level structural characterization of the cross-linked polymer materials; and (iv) the interpretation of the adsorption isotherm results by the authors. View Full-Text
Keywords: β-cyclodextrin; cross-linking; divinyl sulfone; adsorption; inclusion binding; polymer; phenolphthalein β-cyclodextrin; cross-linking; divinyl sulfone; adsorption; inclusion binding; polymer; phenolphthalein
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Wilson, L.D.; Mohamed, M.H.; McMartin, D.W. The Role of Inclusion Binding Contributions for β-Cyclodextrin Polymers Cross-Linked with Divinyl Sulfone?—A Comment on Morales-Sanfrutos et al. Entitled “Divinyl Sulfone Cross-Linked Cyclodextrin-Based Polymeric Materials: Synthesis and Applications as Sorbents and Encapsulating Agents”, Molecules, 2015, 20, 3565–3581.. Molecules 2016, 21, 93.

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