Wacker Chemie AG



Structural formula
Chemical name: gamma-Cyclodextrin, cyclooctaamylose, cyclomaltooctaose

CAVAMAX® W8 Food is a food grade gamma-cyclodextrin from Wacker Chemie
CAVAMAX® W8 Food with 8 glucose units has the largest cavity of the
parent cyclodextrins and is the most water soluble. It is useful for solubilizing, stabilizing or delivering larger molecules; e.g. oils, lipids, etc.
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 105 180.1 g/l
Specification data
Property Inspection Method Value
Specific rotation FCC 174.0 - 180.0 °
Reducing substances (determined as dextrose) USP max. 0.5 %
Heavy metals USP max. 4.0 ppm
Arsenic USP max. 1.0 ppm
Lead USP max. 1.0 ppm
Volatile organic compounds FCC max. 20.0 ppm
Residual complexant (8-cyclohexadecan-1-one (CHDC)) FCC max. 4.0 ppm
Residual solvent (n-decane) FCC max. 6.0 ppm
Water Loss on drying max. 11.0 %
Microorganisms USP max. 1000.0 /g
Content (on dry basis) HPLC min. 98.0 %
Salmonella/E.Coli USP 0.0 in 10g

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