Solvent-free chemo-enzymatic synthesis of fatty acyl-β-cyclodextrin

  • Véronique BonnetEmail author
  • Audrey Favrelle
  • Frédéric Aubry
  • Catherine Sarazin
  • Florence Djedaïni-Pilard
Original Article


Lipase-catalyzed transesterifications were carried out without solvent and in mild conditions on permethylated β-cyclodextrins derivatives to obtain lipidyl-cyclodextrin, a new class of amphiphilic compounds with expected auto-assembly properties. Good conversion rate, of 6I-(N-hydroxyethylsuccinamido)-6I-deoxy-2I, 3I-di-O-methyl-hexakis (2II–VII,3II–VII,6II–VII-tri-O-methyl) cyclomaltoheptaose were obtained by using lipozyme as catalyst. Critical Aggregation Concentrations of these new derivatives of amphiphilic cyclodextrins (5.10−3 and 5.10−4 M) are in favor of an auto-association behavior. Finally, NMR experiments were carried out to evaluate the self-assembly of the compounds in water. The resulting supramolecular aggregates have potential to be used as nano-carriers for drug.

Graphical abstract


Amphiphilic cyclodextrin Lipase Transesterification Critical aggregation concentration Aggregate 



This work was supported by le Conseil Régional de Picardie under the scientific “IBFBio” program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Véronique Bonnet
    • 1
    Email author
  • Audrey Favrelle
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frédéric Aubry
    • 1
  • Catherine Sarazin
    • 2
  • Florence Djedaïni-Pilard
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire des GlucidesFRE 3517 CNRS Université de Picardie Jules VerneAmiensFrance
  2. 2.Génie Enzymatique et Cellulaire, UMR 6022 CNRSUniversité de Picardie Jules VerneAmiensFrance

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