β-Cycloaltrin: A Cyclooligosaccharide Consisting of Seven α(1 → 4)-Linked Altropyranoses

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  • We thank Japan Maize Products (Nihon Shokuhin Kako) for a generous gift of β-cyclodextrin.

Abstract

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A surprisingly simple approach—heating per-2,3-anhydro-(2S)-β-cyclodextrin in water at reflux—provides the novel cyclooligosaccharide β-cycloaltrin (1) in 73% yield. In this one-step hydrolysis, ring opening results in the altro configuration in every sugar unit. The inclusion properties of 1 should be interesting.

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