Wacker Chemie AG



Structural formula
Chemical name: alpha-Cyclodextrin, cyclohexaamylose, cyclomaltohexaose

CAVAMAX® W6 FOOD is a food grade alpha-cyclodextrin from Wacker Chemie
CAVAMAX® W6 FOOD with 6 glucose units has the smallest cavity of the
parent cyclodextrins. It is useful for solubilizing, stabilizing or delivering small molecules, e.g. low molecular weight, flavor or fragrance compounds.
CAVAMAX® W6 FOOD is being introduced to the food industry as a new
soluble dietary fiber with convincing properties.
Typical general characteristics
Property Inspection Method Value
The figures are intended as a guide and should not be used in preparing specifications.
Bulk density 400 - 700 kg/m³
Solubility in water at 20 °C OECD 105 110.3 g/l
Specification data
Property Inspection Method Value
Specific rotation FCC 145.0 - 151.0 °
Reducing substances (determined as dextrose) USP max. 0.5 %
Heavy metals USP max. 5.0 ppm
Lead USP max. 0.5 ppm
Arsenic USP max. 1.3 ppm
Residual complexant (1-decanol) GC max. 20.0 ppm
Microorganisms PH. EUR. max. 1000.0 /g
Content (on dry basis) HPLC min. 98.0 %
Salmonella/E.Coli PH. EUR. 0.0 in 10g

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