Beta-glucan Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Beta-glucan Properties

Beta-glucan

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Description

 

?-Glucans (beta-glucans) are polysaccharides of D-glucose monomers linked by ?-glycosidic bonds. ?-glucans are a diverse group of molecules that can vary with respect to molecular mass, solubility, viscosity, and three-dimensional configuration. They occur most commonly as cellulose in plants, the bran of cereal grains, the cell wall of baker's yeast, certain fungi, mushrooms and bacteria. Some forms of beta glucans are useful in human nutrition as texturing agents and as soluble fiber supplements, but can be problematic in the process of brewing.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 865.2°Cat760mmHg
CAS Number 9041-22-9
Density 1.8g/cm3
IUPAC Name (2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)-2-[(2R,4R,5R,6S)-4,
5-dihydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-6-[(2R,4R,5R,6S)-4,5,
6-trihydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-3-yl]oxyoxan-3-yl]oxy-6-
(hydroxymethyl)oxane-3,4,5-triol
Molar Mass 470.42 g/mol
Molecular Formula C18H32O16
NFPA 704 H-1, F-1, R-0, C-NA
RTECS Number LZ3985000
Synonyms Paramylon;Laminaran;Laminarin;Barley Beta-Glucan;Beta-1,3-Glucan;Beta-D-Glucan;Beta-D-1,3-Glucan;Beta-Glucan, Water Soluble
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