The Polysaccharides

The Polysaccharides

1st Edition - October 28, 1983

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  • Editor: Gerald O. Aspinall
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277929

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The Polysaccharides, Volume 2 is a seven-chapter text that presents the status of polysaccharide chemistry and related aspects of biochemistry. The opening chapter is concerned with the major classifications of polysaccharides, such as homoglycans and diheteroglycans. The succeeding five chapters discuss the occurrence, usage, structural studies, conformation, and derivatives of specific carbohydrate group, including cellulose, plant, algal, bacterial, and fungal polysaccharides. The last chapter deals with the industrial application and economic aspects of polysaccharides. This book will prove useful to chemists and biochemists working on polysaccharides and other complex carbohydrates.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Other Volumes

    1 Classification of Polysaccharides

    I. Introduction

    II. Homoglycans and Heteroglycans with Two Different Sugar Residues in the Main Chain

    III. Problems in Classification by Structure


    2 Cellulose

    I. Introduction

    II. Occurrence and Usage

    III. Proof of Structure

    IV. Modern Structure Studies

    V. Diffraction and Chain Conformation

    VI. Cellulose Derivatives


    3 Other Plant Polysaccharides

    I. Introduction

    II. D-Glucans, D-Xylo-D-Glucans, and D-Gluco-D-Mannoglycans

    III. D-Mannans and D-Galacto-D-Mannans

    IV. L-Arabinans, D-Galactans, and L-Arabino-D-Galactans

    V. D-Galacturonans

    VI. D-Xylans

    VII. Conclusions


    4 Algal Polysaccharides

    I. Introduction

    II. Glycans of the Cyanophyta (Blue-Green Algae)

    III. Glycans of the Rhodophyta (Red Algae)

    IV. Starches of the Cryptophyta

    V. Glycans of the Chlorophyta (Green Algae)

    VI. Glycans of the Pyrrhophyta (Dinoflagellates)

    VII. Laminarans of the Euglenophyta (Green Algae)

    VIII. Glycans of the Xanthophyta (Yellow-Green Algae)

    IX. Calcium-Binding Glycans of the Chrysophyta (Golden Algae)

    X. Glycans of the Bacillariophyta (Diatoms)

    XI. Glycans of the Phaeophyta (Brown Algae)

    Species Index


    5 Bacterial Polysaccharides

    I. Introduction

    II. Components of Bacterial Polysaccharides

    III. Specific Polysaccharides

    IV. Nonspecific Polysaccharides

    V. Teichoic Acids

    VI. Peptidoglycans

    VII. Conclusion


    6 The Chemistry of Polysaccharides of Fungi and Lichens

    I. Introduction

    II. α-D-Glucans

    III. β-D-Glucans

    IV. Mannans

    V. Galactans and Phosphonogalactans

    VI. 2-Acetamido-2-Deoxy-D-Glucuronopyranan

    VII. 2-Amino-2-Deoxy-D-Galactopyranan

    VIII. Chitin and Chitosan

    IX. Heteropolysaccharides with Mannan Main Chains

    X. Heteropolysaccharides with Galactan Main Chains

    XI. Miscellaneous Polysaccharides

    XII. Crystallinity and Ordered Structures


    7 Industrial Utilization of Polysaccharides

    I. Introduction

    II. Economic Aspects

    III. Markets

    IV. Polysaccharides of Commercial Importance

    V. Overview



Product details

  • No. of pages: 518
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: October 28, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277929

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Gerald O. Aspinall

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