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Carbohydr Res. 2000 Oct 6;328(4):585-9.

Selective oxidation of primary alcohol groups of beta-cyclodextrin mediated by 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl radical (TEMPO).

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Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules Végétales, CNRS, affiliated with Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France.


Beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD) was reacted with catalytic amounts of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl radical (TEMPO), sodium hypochlorite and sodium bromide at 2 degrees C and a pH value of 10 in water. The primary alcohol groups were selectively oxidized into carboxylate groups within a few minutes, and mono- and dicarboxy-beta-cyclodextrin sodium salts were isolated and characterized by 1H, 13C NMR and mass spectroscopy. With this reaction system, the degradation of the cyclodextrin was limited, provided the oxidation was performed at 2 degrees C, at constant pH value of 10, with catalytic amounts of TEMPO and controlled quantities of sodium hypochlorite and sodium bromide for the continuous regeneration of the oxoammonium salt.

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