Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 565–567 | Cite as

Structure of the glucomannan of Fraxinus excelsior

  • M. S. Dudkin
  • N. G. Shkantova
  • M. A. Parfent'eva


The glucomannan of the wood ofFraxinus excelsior has been isolated. It has been shown that it is a linear polymer consisting of mannopyranose and glucopyranose units connected by β linkages in a ratio of 5:2.


Erythritol Caustic Soda Glucomannan Sodium Periodate Pyranose Ring 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Dudkin
  • N. G. Shkantova
  • M. A. Parfent'eva

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