6. Polysaccharides of baker's yeast. Part IV. Mannan

Stanley Peat, W. J. Whelan, T. E. Edwards

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The structure of the mannan from baker's yeast has been examined by partial acid-hydrolysis and fractionation of the products. A homologous series of oligosaccharides containing 1,6-linkages has been isolated, and the structure of the disaccharide member confirmed by chemical synthesis. The repeating linkages in these oligasaccharides are believed to have the α-configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society (Resumed)
StatePublished - 1961
Externally publishedYes

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