Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 291–293 | Cite as

The structure of the xylan from cotton-plant stems

  • V. K. Lekomtseva
  • L. Kh. Akhmedova
  • A. S. Sadykov


The results of a study of the products of the hydrolysis and oxidative cleavage according to Barry of cotton-plant-stem xylan has shown that its main chain consists of 1→4-β-L-anhydroxylopyranose units. Each elementary link of the xylan contains 6–7 xylopyranose units and has two side chains formed by residues of D-glucose and D-glucuronic acid, which are attached in position 2 or 3 of the xylose units of the main chain.


Xylose Main Chain Glyoxal Phenylhydrazine Caustic Soda 


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  • V. K. Lekomtseva
  • L. Kh. Akhmedova
  • A. S. Sadykov

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