gamma-Cyclodextrin (GCD-100g) (100 g)
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γ-Cyclodextrin (>98%) (GCD-100g)
Synonym: Cyclomaltooctaose, Cyclooctaamylose, Schardinger γ-Dextrin, gamma-Cyclodextrin
CAS Number: 17465-86-0
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation): C48H80O40
Molecular Weight: 1297.12
Beilstein/REAXYS Number: 78740
EC Number: 241-482-4
MDL number: MFCD00009595
PubChem Substance ID: 24892736
Gamma-cyclodextrin (γ-CD) is a water-soluble cyclic α-1,4-glucan linked oligosaccharide consisting of eight α-(1,4)-linked glucopyranose subunits that is widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. In drug delivery, γ-CD can be used as a complexing agent because it forms an inclusion complex with a drug molecule. The complex of cyclodextrin increases the aqueous solubility and dissolution rate of the drug, which is useful for the delivery of the medical agent to a biological system. It can be used in a wide range of applications including:
• Synthesis of renewable and biocompatible metal-organic frameworks.
• Formation of inclusion complexes with a variety of guest molecules to increase their solubility in water and other polar solvents.
• Synthesis of γ-CD based nanogels and dendrimers as carriers and stabilizers for drug delivery applications.