cyclodextrin

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cyclodextrin

(sī-klō-dĕks′trĭn)
A molecule made of linked dextrose subunits that can be used in drug delivery in the body. Cyclodextrins have lipid centers surrounded by water-soluble exteriors. This combination allows fat-soluble medicines to be carried through the bloodstream to lipid-rich organs like the brain.
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Materials used in the synthesis of a family of polymerizable cyclodextrin derivatives Acronym Chemical Lot Manufacturer BCD beta-cyclodextrin G American 6020-42 Maize-Products USP Co.
Billerica, MA, USA) to provide the number and type of groups that became attached to the beta-cyclodextrin molecules.
The spectra were compared with available literature information depicting spectra of beta-cyclodextrin and some of its derivatives (22), (23).
After 24 h, and also after 4 d of drying, the mass of the crystallized beta-cyclodextrin was 19.
This method of synthesis, which in retrospect was not considered an optimal method, did produce a family (group, ensemble, or collection) of products with cyclodextrin monomers containing up to approximately seven combined vinylbenzyl groups plus 6-hexanoate groups covalently attached by hydrolytically stable ether linkages to the various beta-cyclodextrin molecules.
This prototypic synthetic procedure succeeded in supporting the hypothesis that beta-cyclodextrin could be derivatized to form a family of monomers having both polymerizable and ionizable ligand groups attached by means of ether linkages.
Bowen, Effects of polymerization initiator complexation in methacrylated beta-cyclodextrin formulations, Dent.