Applications: Saccharides

  • Kjeld Rasmussen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 37)


The wish to study conformations of saccharides came in 1973 when I heard a lecture by Otto Westphal on bacterial endotoxins. Since then one of my main goals has been to find the conformation of “the endotoxic principle”, Lipid A. This is a disaccharide227 consisting of two glucosamines, heavily substituted with long fatty acids, ester-bound and amide-bound. Therefore215 we began developing a potential energy function for saccharides, starting with glucose.


Free Enthalpy Torsional Angle Conformational Space Glycosidic Linkage Potential Energy Function 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kjeld Rasmussen
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  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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