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.
|180°C to 182°C|
|Soluble in water|
Safety and Handling
EINECSNumber : 411-120-1
TSCA : Yes
Recommended Storage : Ambient temperatures