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Making light of molecule manufacture

Chemists have seen the light and developed a better way of making cyclodextrin.

Gamma-cyclodextrin's water-soluble, doughnut shaped structure allows it to trap other molecules and makes it useful in the production of pharmaceuticals, food, and household products.
Gamma-cyclodextrin's water-soluble, doughnut shaped structure allows it to trap other molecules and makes it useful in the production of pharmaceuticals, food, and household products. Credit: Sirun Yang from Harata, Bull. Chem. Soc. Of Japan, 60, 2763 (1987).
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