The structure of the exopolysaccharide of Prosthecomicrobium pneumaticum

A. S. Shashkov, A. F. Sviridov, I. V. Botvinko, A. M. Semionov

N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow; Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Abstract: The exopolysaccharide of Prosthecomicrobium pneumaticum VKM B-1389 has been investigated by 13C NMR spectroscopy of the native polymer end its modification product. The polysaccharide is (αl3)-D-galactan with varying ratio of 4,6-pyruvate ketal and O-acetyl groups.

Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry 1992, 18 (1):112-115

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