Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 404–408 | Cite as

Polysaccharides of Iris I. Glucomannan fromIris sogdiana

  • D. A. Rakhimov
  • M. I. Igamberdieva
  • Z. F. Ismailov


Several fractions of alkali-soluble polysaccharides have been isolated from the seeds ofIris sogdiana Bge. The separation of one of the fractions has yielded a glucomannan consisting of glucose and mannose residues in a ratio of 1:1.2. On the basis of the results of oxidation with chromium trioxide of the acetate of the glucomannan, and of periodate oxidation and methylation, it has been established that its molecule consists of a linear chain composed of β-D-glucopyranose and β-D-mannopyranose residues connected by β-1→4 bonds, although the presence of branching is not excluded. The possibility has been shown of isolating D-mannose by the hydrolysis of the seeds.


Erythritol H2S04 Glucomannan Sodium Periodate Mannose Residue 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Literature cited

  1. 1.
    The Flora of Uzbekistan [in Russian], Tashkent, Vol. 1 (1941), p. 505.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    N. Jakimow-Barras, Phytochemistry,12, 1331 (1973).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    P. Andrews, L. Hough, and I. K. Jones, J. Chem. Soc., 1186 (1953).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    V. I. Sharkov and N. I. Kuibina, in: The Chemistry of Hemicelluloses [in Russian], Moscow (1972), p. 178.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    J. Hoffman, B. Linberg, and S. Svensson, Acta Chem. Scand.,26, 661 (1972).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    R. L. Whistler and M. L. Wolfrom (eds.), Methods of Carbohydrate Chemistry, Academic Press.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    B. N. Stepanenko and R. A. Baksova, Biokhimiya,26, 855 (1961).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    A. Berdikeev and N. V. Plekhanova, in: Organic Chemistry and Methods for Developing the Chemical Industry in Kirghizia [in Russian], Frunze (1976), p. 104.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    E. J. Jackson, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,56, 958 (1934).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    M. A. E. Sallam, Carbohydr. Res.,53, 134 (1977).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    R. K. Rakhmanberdyeva et al., Khim. Prir. Soedin., 3 (1979).Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    D. G. Lance and I. K. Jones, Can. J. Chem.,45, 1965 (1967).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Rakhimov
  • M. I. Igamberdieva
  • Z. F. Ismailov

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations