Food grade Alpha Cyclodextrin

Food grade Alpha Cyclodextrin

Feature of Alpha-Cyclodextrin

Alpha-Cyclodextrin is a non-reducing cyclic saccharide comprised of six glucose units linked by alpha-1.4 bonds. It is produced by the action of cyclodextrin glucosyl transferase on hydrolysed starch syrups. The cavity of alpha-cyclodextrin is less than beta-cyclodextrin, so it is used to allow formation of inclusion complexes with little molecules. The solubility degree of Alpha-cyclodextrin in water is 14.5 g/100ml @ 25°C, so the situation that needs high solubility of cyclodextrin.

Basic information of Alpha-Cyclodextrin

  • Product Name       : Alpha-Cyclodextrin

  • CAS NO.                : 10016-20-3

  • Synonyms            : α-cyclodextrin ; cyclomaltohexaose;

                                  Cyclohexapentylose; α-CD

  • Abbreviation         : ACD

  • Grade                    :food grade 

  • Molecular Formula: 972.84

  • Molecular Weight : 1134.98+58n

Product Specification

                                                             Alpha cyclodextrin
Test Standard USP

White or almost white, amorphous or crystalline powder.

 Freely soluble in water and in propylene glycol;practically

 insoluble in ethanol and in methylene chloride.

IdentificationOptical rotation+147°~+152°

the retention time of the major peak of sample solution 

corresponds to the standard solution

Iodine test solutionA yellow-brown precipitate is formed
Residue on Ignition≤0.1%
Light-absorbing impurities

Between 230 nm and 350 nm,the absorbance is not greater

 than 0.10; and between 350 nm and 750 nm, the absorbance 

is not greater than 0.05

Reducing Sugars≤ 0.2%
Betadex cyclodextrin≤0.25%
Gamma cyclodextrin≤0.25%
Other related substances≤0.5%
Water determination≤11.0%
Clarity of SolutionA 10mg/ml solution is clear
The total aerobic microbial count≤1000cfu/g

The total combined moulds and

 yeasts count

Packaging and storage

Preserve in tight containers. No storage requirements



Alpha-cyclodextrin is widely used in the drugs, food, flavor and cosmetics. Alpha-cyclodextrin is also widely used in the field of pesticide and adjusting the metabolization of the crop and increasing the quantity of the crop. Especially the cyclodextrin and its ramification which developed by these years,some of them are the important solutizer,stablizer, releaser or the assist materials of the Entericcoated drugs,some of them are the materials of organic synthetical macromolecular stuff.



  Packing Detail : 1kg/bag, 2kg/bag, 25kg/1bag/ drum or customized

Delivery $ Payment

  Delivery           : Delivery goods immediately after receipt the payment.

  Payment          : T/T in advance




Can I have free sample for alpha cyclodextrin?

Yes,we can supply free 50g sample for your test.


How do I pay the sample free?

T/T in advance or just provide you courier's account number。


What is your MOQ and time?

Generally MOQ is 1kg for alpha cyclodextrin.

Lead time is within 1-3 workdays upon your payment.