Cyclic oligoglucosides containing 5 to ca. 10 glucose residues in which an enclosed tubular space allows reception of a @G02711@ molecule to form a @C01097@. The synonymous term Schardinger @D01656@ is not recommended. (α-Cyclodextrin has 6 glucose residues; β-cyclodextrin has 7.) Semi-systematically α-cyclodextrin is called cyclomaltohexaose.
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PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1330 [Terms] [Paper]