In the history of cyclodextrins comes the name of the German Professor Pringsheim (1876–1940), who from 1912 onwards was interested in their chemistry and biochemistry for more than 20 years. Professor Pringsheim is the first and most prolific researcher in the field of dextrins, publishing 37 articles and 4 reviews between 1912 and 1933. He highlighted the relationship between dextrins and amylose and amylopectin “molecules” and, mostly, he discovered that dextrins and their acetate derivatives tended to form complexes with various organic compounds. The purpose of this historical review, on the eightieth anniversary of his death, is to commemorate his contribution to dextrin chemistry.
Crini G (2020) Twenty years of dextrin research: a tribute to professor Hans Pringsheim (1876-1940). J Incl Phenom Macrocyclic Chem 98:11-27. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10847-020-01013-x