Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 503–507 | Cite as

Asparagus polysaccharides. I. Isolation and characterization of polysaccharides ofA. neglectus: Glucomannans of the roots

  • A. O. Arifkhodzhaev
  • D. A. Rakhimov
  • Z. F. Ismailov


Water-soluble polysaccharides and pectin substances have been isolated from various organs ofA. neglectus and their quantitative amounts and monosacchardie compositions have been determined. Native acetylated glucomannans (A, B, and C) containing 13, 15, and 20% of acetyl groups and being homogeneous according to the results of gel chromatography have been isolated from the roots. On the basis of the results of periodate oxidation, methylation, and IR spectroscopy it has been established that the neutral polysaccharides of the roots ofA. neglectus is a mixture of three glucomannans consisting of β-1→4 linear-bound D-gluco- and D-mannopyranose residues.


Polysaccharide Polyol Cotton Plant Erythritol Periodate Oxidation 


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  • A. O. Arifkhodzhaev
  • D. A. Rakhimov
  • Z. F. Ismailov

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