W778893 Sigma-Aldrich


FG, produced by Wacker Chemie AG, Burghausen, Germany, Food, ≥98% (on dry substance)

Synonym: α-Schardinger dextrin, β-CD, Cavamax® W6, Cyclohexaamylose, Cyclomaltohexaose

  • CAS Number 10016-20-3

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C36H60O30

  • Molecular Weight 972.84

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 79627

  •  EC Number 233-007-4

  •  MDL number MFCD00078207

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329830760



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biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 178/2002
description   derived from GMO corn
assay   ≥98% (on dry substance)
impurities   ≤0.5% reducing substances (determined as dextrose)
  ≤20 ppm volatile organics
  ≤5 ppm heavy metals
  0 Salmonella/E.Coli in 10 g
ign. residue   ≤0.1%
loss   ≤11% loss on drying
mp   >278 °C (dec.) (lit.)
cation traces   As: ≤1.3 ppm
  Pb: ≤0.5 ppm
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   odorless
food allergen   no known allergens



α-CD can act as a stabilizer for emulsions such as mayonnaise, margarine or butter creams. The addition of α-CD (5-10%) to soy protein hydrolysate solution led to a decrease in its bitterness due to the formation of inclusion complexes with its amino acids.

General description

α-Cyclodextrin (α-CD) is a cyclic oligosaccharide that consists of six glucopyranose units linked by α-(1,4) bonds. It can form a stable complex with dietary fat, which is resistant to lipolytic hydrolysis and is excreted intact leading to weight loss.

Legal Information

Cavamax is a registered trademark of Wacker Chemie AG

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