Cyclic oligoglucosides containing 5 to ca
. 10 glucose residues in which an enclosed tubular space allows reception of a guest
molecule to form a clathrate
. The synonymous term Schardinger dextrins
is not recommended. (α-Cyclodextrin has 6 glucose residues; β-cyclodextrin has 7.)
Semi-systematically α-cyclodextrin is called cyclomaltohexaose.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on
structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
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