Self-assembly of cross-linked beta-cyclodextrin nanocapsules

Chem Commun (Camb). 2009 Mar 21:(11):1377-9. doi: 10.1039/b820486a. Epub 2009 Jan 21.

Abstract

Stirring of perthiolated beta-cyclodextrin in water yields cross-linked hollow capsules ca. 50 nm in diameter, which can be used for encapsulation and controlled release of large molecules as shown using Reichardt's dye.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cross-Linking Reagents / chemistry*
  • Microscopy, Atomic Force
  • Models, Biological
  • Nanocapsules / chemistry*
  • Solubility
  • Time Factors
  • Water / chemistry
  • beta-Cyclodextrins / chemistry*

Substances

  • Cross-Linking Reagents
  • Nanocapsules
  • beta-Cyclodextrins
  • Water
  • betadex