The solvation of caffeine in water is examined with neutron diffraction experiments at 353 K. The experimental data, obtained by taking advantage of isotopic H/D substitution in water, were analyzed by empirical potential structure refinement (EPSR) in order to extract partial structure factors and site−site radial distribution functions. In parallel, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were carried out to interpret the data and gain insight into the intermolecular interactions in the solutions and the solvation process. The results obtained with the two approaches evidence differences in the individual radial distribution functions, although both confirm the presence of caffeine stacks at this temperature. The two approaches point to different accessibility of water to the caffeine sites due to different stacking configurations.

Tavagnacco, L., B. r. a. d. y., ..J.W., Bruni, F., Callear, S., Ricci, M.A., M. L. Saboungi, M.L., et al. (2015). Hydration of Caffeine at High Temperature by Neutron Scattering and Simulation Studies. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. B, CONDENSED MATTER, MATERIALS, SURFACES, INTERFACES & BIOPHYSICAL, 119, 13294 [10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b09204].

Hydration of Caffeine at High Temperature by Neutron Scattering and Simulation Studies

BRUNI, Fabio;RICCI, Maria Antonietta;
2015-01-01

Abstract

The solvation of caffeine in water is examined with neutron diffraction experiments at 353 K. The experimental data, obtained by taking advantage of isotopic H/D substitution in water, were analyzed by empirical potential structure refinement (EPSR) in order to extract partial structure factors and site−site radial distribution functions. In parallel, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were carried out to interpret the data and gain insight into the intermolecular interactions in the solutions and the solvation process. The results obtained with the two approaches evidence differences in the individual radial distribution functions, although both confirm the presence of caffeine stacks at this temperature. The two approaches point to different accessibility of water to the caffeine sites due to different stacking configurations.
Tavagnacco, L., B. r. a. d. y., ..J.W., Bruni, F., Callear, S., Ricci, M.A., M. L. Saboungi, M.L., et al. (2015). Hydration of Caffeine at High Temperature by Neutron Scattering and Simulation Studies. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. B, CONDENSED MATTER, MATERIALS, SURFACES, INTERFACES & BIOPHYSICAL, 119, 13294 [10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b09204].
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