40th National Cyclodextrin Symposium (40CDS)

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2024 – Friday, September 20, 2024
Venue: The University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus
Executive Committee Chair: Professor Jun Terao (The University of Tokyo)


What is Cyclodextrin?

Cyclodextrins (CDs) are cyclic and non-reducing alpha-1,4-maltooligosaccharides consisting of six or more of D-(+)-glucopyranose units. Among them, the members composed of six (alpha-CD), seven (beta-CD), and eight (gamma-CD) D-(+)-glucopyranose units are most popular and larger CDs have been isolated.

CDs are formed enzymatically from starch by the action of cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase (EC. produced from certain microorganisms.

CD is cyclic oligosaccharide shaped like a truncated cone as shown below and has a hydrophobic cavity in center.