Polysaccharides of Baker's yeast. Part I. Glycogen

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Scopus citations


The method of "linkage analysis" of polysaccharides which involves the partial acid hydrolysis of a polysaccharide and the isolation (and characterisation) of the oligosaccharide fragments by charcoal chromatography has been applied to yeast glycogen and has resulted in the detection of only α-1:4- and α-1:6-types of glucosidic linkage. An essential part of the proof has consisted in the separation and isolation of maltose and izomaltose from the acid hydrolysate, readily accomplished on a charcoal column. The conclusion is reached that most, if not all, of the branch linkages are 1:6-links in the α-configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society (Resumed)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1955
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Polysaccharides of Baker's yeast. Part I. Glycogen'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this