Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 151–153 | Cite as

Polysaccharide from the leaves ofPhytolacca americana

  • L. A. Chistyakova
  • B. S. Kikot'
  • S. I. Denisova


A polysaccharide has been isolated from the leaves ofPhytolacca americana and has been characterized. It has been established that it contains residues of galactose, arabinose, xylose, and rhamnose, in a ratio of 3:4:1:3 and also D-galacturonic acid (85–90%). The results obtained permit the polysaccharide to be assigned to the class of pectin substances.


Polysaccharide Xylose Arabinose Uronic Acid Propolis 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. A. Chistyakova
  • B. S. Kikot'
  • S. I. Denisova

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