Cyclodextrin

Cyclodextrins (sometimes called cycloamyloses) are a family of compounds made up of sugar molecules bound together in a ring (cyclic oligosaccharides). Cyclodextrins are produced from starch by means of enzymatic conversion. They are used in food, pharmaceutical, drug delivery, and chemical industries, as well as agriculture and environmental engi...
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cyclodextrin

<protein> A cyclic oligomer of alpha-D-glucopyranose. The most common cyclodextrinsare alpha, beta and gamma cyclodextrin having 6, 7 and 8 glucopyranoseunits respectively. They occur naturally in starch digests of the bacteria Bacillus Macerans. With a hydrophobic interior cavity, they can complex small hydrophobic molecules while remaining ...
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Cyclodextrin

From dextrin - startch gum, used as a diluting ingredient for dry extracts and emulsions as a thickener in cream and liquid cosmetics. May cause an allergic reaction.
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