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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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Cyclodextrins are naturally occurring oligosaccharides consisting of D-glucose molecules linked end-to-end by [alpha]-1,4 glycosidic bonds to form a circular structure.
Their efforts offer substantial information on the relative performance of different cyclodextrins when encapsulating aroma compounds.
Once the saturated fats are bound in the "doughnut hole" of the cyclodextrins, the cyclodextrin/fat complexes become insoluble in water, so they form tiny clumps of material that are readily excreted from the body before entering the bloodstream.
Cyclodextrins are interesting because they have a lipophilic central cavity and a hydrophilic exterior surface.
Among his topics are tools and techniques for the physico-chemical characterization of nanoparticles, targeted gene delivery mediated by nanoparticles, chitosan nanoparticles, polyethylenimine nanoparticles, cyclodextrins and cyclodextrin-containing polymers, and metallic and inorganic nanoparticles.
In subsequent sections, the dynamics of supply and demand, pricing history and structure of native starches, modified starches, starch sweeteners and sugar alcohols as well as maltodextrins and cyclodextrins are discussed and illustrated in a quantitative form.
Cyclodextrins (CDs) is one of several technologies available to improve the solubility of poorly water-soluble drugs.
Wacker transferred responsibility for marketing cyclodextrins, cystine and cysteine in Southeast Asia to DKSH in early October.
Pharmaceutical Processing: What are cyclodextrins and what types of products can they be used in?
Cyclodextrins are bioengineered from plant-based raw materials, such as corn or potatoes, and can be used to mask unpleasant tastes, stabilize food sensitive ingredients, or increase bioavailability of certain active agents.
Reviews of the chemistry and industrial utility of cyclodextrins have been published.
Experimenting with complexation, or the use of cyclodextrins to form inclusion complexes with the bitter compounds, which masks the bitter taste