Technical Data
-Cyclodextrin, Hydroxypropyl (Hydroxypropyl--cyclodextrin)
Molecular Biology Storage: 4CShipping: Blue Ice
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 and chemical industries, as well as agriculture and environmental engineering. A cyclodextrin is the chief active compound found in Procter and Gamble's deodorizing product "Febreze" under the brand name "Clenzaire". Cyclodextrins are composed of 5 or more -D-glucopyranoside units linked 1->4, as in amylose (a fragment of starch). The 5-membered macrocycle is not natural. Recently, the largest well-characterized cyclodextrin contains 32 1,4-anhydroglucopyranoside units, while as a poorly characterized mixture, even at least 150-membered cyclic oligosaccharides are also known. Typical cyclodextrins contain a number of glucose monomers ranging from six to eight units in a ring, creating a cone shape. thus denoting:
-cyclodextrin: six membered sugar ring molecule
-cyclodextrin: seven sugar ring molecule
-cyclodextrin: eight sugar ring molecule


White or almost white crystalline powder

Degree of Substitution: 3to 9

Loss on Drying:

Solubility: Clear, colorless solution

Residue on Ignition:

Heavy Metals:

Residue Betadex:

Residue Propylene Glycol: 0.1%

Chloride: 0.0002%

Arsenic: 0.0004%

Total Aerobic Count: 1000cfu/g

Total Molds and Yeasts: 100cfu/g

E.coli: Negative

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Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.