cyclodextrin

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cyclodextrin

[¦sī·klō′dek·strən]
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Studies show that cyclodextrins competitively bind and inhibit pancreatic [alpha]-amylase, indicating a mechanism whereby [alpha]-cyclodextrin can reduce post-prandial glucose loads.
The researchers added several aroma compounds of varying chemical functionality to slurries of each of the cyclodextrins, at aroma to cyclodextrin molar ratios of 0.
Given the nature of the lipophilic cavities in cyclodextrins, they have a very high affinity for organic contaminants in water.
That formulation capability is even more pronounced with cyclodextrin, also a product derived from enzymatic hydrolysis of starch.
Studies in both humans and animals have shown that cyclodextrins can be used to improve drug delivery from almost any type of drug formulation (Tiwari et at.
Matt Foehr: In the most basic sense, cyclodextrins are sugar molecules bound together in a ring structure.
Hedges, AR, "Industrial Applications of Cyclodextrins.
The ability of cyclodextrins to form inclusion compounds through molecular encapsulation has been known for many years.
Topics of the remaining nine papers include soil pollution from an acidic sulphate spill, modeling dust emissions from an opencast coal mine, remediation of contaminated by modified cyclodextrins, hydrocarbon and heavy metal contamination in wetland soils, and Nostoc commune biofilms.
Szejtli, Industrial applications of cyclodextrins, in Inclusion Compounds, Vol.
Complexing the linoleic acid with cyclodextrins stabilizes the active ingredient trapped in the cavity and prevents odour formation by protecting it against oxidation.
Also introducing Cavamax cyclodextrins, starch-based modifiers that enhance barrier and eliminate off-taste problems in food packaging.