Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 667–669 | Cite as

The structure of the xylan of the wood of Platanus orientalis

  • M. S. Dudkin
  • G. V. Tatarkina
  • N. G. Shkantova


It has been established that the xylan molecule is constructed of 16 repeating units, these consisting basically of an unbranched chain of 12 β-xylopyranose residues joined by 1 → 4 bonds.

To the main polyxyloside chain are attached single xylopyranose residues in the 1 → 3 position and 4-O-methylglucuronic acid residues in the 1 → 2 position. The presence of tri-O-methylxylose in a hydrolyzate of the fully methylated xylan shows the presence of small amounts of xylose in the branches of the xylan macromolecule.


Xylose Uronic Acid Glucuronic Acid Sodium Periodate Revealing Agent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Dudkin
  • G. V. Tatarkina
  • N. G. Shkantova

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