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MedKoo CAT#: 329607

CAS#: 7585-39-9

Description: β-Cyclodextrin is a cyclic heptamer composed of seven glucose units joined "head-to-tail" by alpha-1.4 links. It is produced by the action of the enzyme, cyclodextrin glycosyl transferase (CGT),on hydrolyzed starch syrups. Cyclodextrins are able to form host-guest complexes with hydrophobic molecules given the unique nature imparted by their structure. As a result, these molecules have found a number of applications in a wide range of fields. β-cyclodextrins are used to produce HPLC columns allowing chiral enantiomers separation, and are also the main ingredient in P&G's product Febreze which claims that the β-cyclodextrins "trap" odor causing compounds, thereby reducing the odor.

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beta-Cyclodextrin, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 329607
Name: Beta-Cyclodextrin
CAS#: 7585-39-9
Chemical Formula: C42H70O35
Exact Mass: 1134.3698
Molecular Weight: 1134.987
Elemental Analysis: C, 44.45; H, 6.22; O, 49.34

Synonym: β-Cyclodextrin, beta-Cyclodextrin; BCD;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Beta-Cyclodextrin;


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C42H70O35/c43-1-8-29-15(50)22(57)36(64-8)72-30-9(2-44)66-38(24(59)17(30)52)74-32-11(4-46)68-40(26(61)19(32)54)76-34-13(6-48)70-42(28(63)21(34)56)77-35-14(7-49)69-41(27(62)20(35)55)75-33-12(5-47)67-39(25(60)18(33)53)73-31-10(3-45)65-37(71-29)23(58)16(31)51/h8-63H,1-7H2/t8-,9-,10-,11-,12+,13+,14+,15-,16-,17-,18+,19-,20+,21+,22-,23-,24-,25+,26-,27+,28+,29-,30-,31-,32-,33+,34+,35+,36-,37-,38-,39+,40-,41+,42+/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O[C@@H]1[C@@H](O)[C@H](O[C@@H]2[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O3)[C@@H](CO)O2)[C@@H](CO)O[C@@H]1O[C@H]4[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@@H](O[C@@H]5[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H](O[C@@H]6[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H](O[C@@H]7[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H](O[C@@H]8[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]3O[C@H]8CO)O[C@H]7CO)O[C@H]6CO)O[C@H]5CO)O[C@@H]4CO

Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:

Additional Information

It is white powder and there is a cavity in its molecule which can form inclusion compounds with a range of molecules. The solubility degree of Beta-cyclodextrin in water is 1.85 g/100ml @ 25°C, melting point is about 260℃, internal diameter is 0.7-0.8nm.

α (alpha)-cyclodextrin: 6-membered sugar ring molecule
β (beta)-cyclodextrin: 7-membered sugar ring molecule
γ (gamma)-cyclodextrin: 8-membered sugar ring molecule


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