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Alfa Aesar™ Methyl-beta-cyclodextrin

Quantity 25g

Manufacturer: alfa aesar™  J6684714

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Catalog No. AAJ6684714

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Description & Specifications

Chemical Identifiers

Melting Point 180° to 182°C
CAS 128446-36-6
MDL Number MFCD00074980
Physical Form Powder
Quantity 25g
Color White to off-white
Solubility Information Soluble in water
Chemical Name or Material Methyl-beta-cyclodextrin


Chemical Name or Material Methyl-beta-cyclodextrin
CAS 128446-36-6
MDL Number MFCD00074980

Cavity size is the major determinant as to which cyclodextrin is used in complexation. The cavity diameter of β-cyclodextrins or β-glucopyranose unit compounds is well-suited for use with molecules the size of hormones, vitamins and many compounds frequently used in tissue and cell culture applications. For this reason, β-cyclodextrin is most commonly used as a complexing agent. It is used to increase the solubility of non-polar substances such as fatty acids, lipids, vitamins and cholesterol for use in cell culture applications. Methyl-β-cyclodextrin is used to remove cholesterol from cultured cells and is employed to remove lipid rafts.

Soluble in water

Store at room temperature. Incompatible with heat, oxidizing agents.