SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.31 issue2Application of Zr/Ti-PILC in the adsorption process of Cu(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) using adsorption physico-chemical models and thermodinamics of the processPreparation methods, reactivity and biological importance of 4-thiazolidinones author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Química Nova

Print version ISSN 0100-4042On-line version ISSN 1678-7064


VENTURINI, Cristina de Garcia; NICOLINI, Jaqueline; MACHADO, Clodoaldo  and  MACHADO, Vanderlei Gageiro. Properties and recent applications of cyclodextrins. Quím. Nova [online]. 2008, vol.31, n.2, pp.360-368. ISSN 0100-4042.

Cyclodextrins (CDs) are cyclic oligosaccharides comprised of six or more glucose units connected by a-1,4 bonds. They have hydrophobic cavities with a hydrophilic exterior, and are versatile receptors for a variety of substrates. This ability allows them to be applied in many fields, as distinct as supramolecular chemistry, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, green chemistry, agrochemicals, analytical chemistry, toiletries, foods, and cosmetics. This review summarizes several aspects related to the physico-chemical properties of CDs and discusses their potential applications illustrated by recent examples. The prospects for their use in several areas are also described.

Keywords : cyclodextrins; molecular recognition; inclusion complexes.

        · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License