Cyclodextrins: History and applications of a versatile ingredient

September 19, 2022
Cyclodextrins are cyclic oligomers of glucose that naturally occur from the enzymatic degradation of the most essential polysaccharides, starch. They have been known for almost 130 years but they really made their breakthrough in the 1980s with the first applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries. Since the 1980s, the total number of publications and patents on cyclodextrins exceeds 53,000.
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