• Tamarind seed jellose1: Fermentative degradation

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    • Keywords


      Xylose; Acetic Anhydride; Cuprous Oxide; Specific Rotation; Potassium Cyanide

    • Abstract


      Tamarind seed jellose undergoes fermentative degradation in aqueous solution yielding a hexasaccharide which is composed of xylose, galactose and glucose in the molecular proportion of 2:1:3. The carbohydrate, which may be named Tamarindose, decomposes at 228–30°C. and has a specific rotation of + 73·8° at 30°. Its acetate melts with decomposition at 172–74° and has a specific rotation of + 43·6° in methyl alcoholic solution at 30°.

    • Author Affiliations


      P S Rao1 R M Beri1

      1. Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun
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