Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp 232–235 | Cite as

Chemical investigation of the polysaccharides of the leaves ofPlantago major L.

I. Analysis of the monosaccharide composition of the polysaccharide complex
  • A. G. Gorin


1. A polysaccharide has been isolated from the leaves ofPlantage major L. and its monosaccharide composition has been studied.

2. It has been established that the polysaccharide investigated contains D-galacturonic acid, D-galactose, D-glucose, D-xylose, L-rhamnose, L-arabinose, a partially methylated galactose, and two unidentified monosaccharides.

3. The high content of galacturonic residues (68%) in the polysaccharide enables it to be classified as a pectin.


Polysaccharide Xylose Monosaccharide Arabinose Rhamnose 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Gorin
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  1. 1.Kharkov Chemical and Pharmaceutical Scientific Research InstituteUSSR

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