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Molecules 2018, 23(12), 3170;

Synthesis, Experimental and Density Functional Theory (DFT) Studies on Solubility of Camptothecin Derivatives

Department of Medical Applied Chemistry, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung 40201, Taiwan
Department of Medical Education, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40201, Taiwan
Master Program for Pharmaceutical Manufacture, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
School of Pharmacy, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
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Received: 7 November 2018 / Revised: 27 November 2018 / Accepted: 30 November 2018 / Published: 1 December 2018
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Two camptothecin derivatives, 10-cyclohexyl-7-methyl-20(S)-camptothecin and 7-methyl-10-morpholino-20(S)-camptothecin, were synthesized and their differences in solubility were investigated using four chosen solvent systems. Based on our results, 10-cyclohexyl-7-methyl-20(S)-camptothecin exhibited higher solubilities than 7-methyl-10-morpholino-20(S)-camptothecin in polar aprotic solvents. However, these two camptothecin derivatives did not exhibit apparent differences in solubility between 5% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)/95% normal saline co-solvent system and 5% dimethylacetamide (DMAC)/95% normal saline co-solvent system. To rationalize their differences in solubility, we also tried to perform a DFT-B3LYP study to investigate their interaction with one water molecule. View Full-Text
Keywords: acid-catalyzed; condensation; camptothecin; solubility; DFT acid-catalyzed; condensation; camptothecin; solubility; DFT

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Lai, C.-H.; Chang, C.-C.; Weng, Y.-L.; Chuang, T.-H. Synthesis, Experimental and Density Functional Theory (DFT) Studies on Solubility of Camptothecin Derivatives. Molecules 2018, 23, 3170.

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