Enzymatic production of cyclodextrins

  title={Enzymatic production of cyclodextrins},
  author={A. Biwer and G. Antranikian and E. Heinzle},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  • A. Biwer, G. Antranikian, E. Heinzle
  • Published 2002
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Abstract. Cyclodextrins (CD) are enzymatically modified starches with a wide range of applications in food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, agriculture and environmental engineering. They are produced from starch via enzymatic conversion using cyclodextrin glycosyl transferases (CGTases) and partly α-amylases. Due to its low solubility in water, separation and purification of β-CD is relatively easy compared to α- and γ-CD. In recent years more economic processes for γ-CD and especially… CONTINUE READING
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