Effect of peracetylation on the conformation of γ-cyclodextrin

Mino R. Caira, Giampiero Bettinetti, Milena Sorrenti, Laura Catenacci, Dyanne Cruickshank, Kate Davies

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The well-known, fourfold symmetry of the γ-CD molecule in its solid inclusion complexes is lost on peracetylation, which yields a highly distorted host molecule in which self-inclusion of acetyl residues divides the macrocyclic cavity into two distinct sub-cavities that accommodate solvent molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1221-1223
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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  • Chemistry(all)

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Caira, M. R., Bettinetti, G., Sorrenti, M., Catenacci, L., Cruickshank, D., & Davies, K. (2007). Effect of peracetylation on the conformation of γ-cyclodextrin. Chemical Communications, (12), 1221-1223. https://doi.org/10.1039/b616681d