Agent Name

gamma-Cyclodextrin

CAS Number

17465-86-0

Formula

C48-H80-O40

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Cyclooctaamylose; Dexy Pearl gamma-100; Ringdex C; gamma-Dextrin; Cyclooctapentylose; [ChemIDplus] gamma-CD; Cyclomaltooctaose; [JECFA] Schardinger gamma-Dextrin; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Polysaccharides

Description

White to nearly white solid; Virtually odorless; [JECFA] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A cyclic saccharide composed of eight glucose units; Used as a carrier, flavor modifier, and stabilizer for foods; [JECFA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Not a skin irritant in rabbits; No evidence of skin sensitization in guinea pigs; No toxicologically significant effects observed in 13-week oral study of rats at doses up to 20% dietary (approximately 10,000 mg/kg/day); No evidence of developmental toxicity or teratogenicity in rats or rabbits; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "alpha-Cyclodextrin."

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