1H-2D-nuclear magnetic resonance applied to the primary structure determination of a novel octasaccharide glycolipid isolated from the spermatozoa of bivalves

J. Neel Scarsdale, James H. Prestegard, Susumu Ando, Taro Hori, Robert K Yu

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High resolution, two-dimensional 1H-n.m.r. spectroscopy has been used to confirm a proposed primary structure of a glycolipid having an octasaccharide head-group. Pure absorption and relay experiments were found to be particularly useful in establishing connectivities in poorly resolved regions of the spectrum. The spectral assignments, which indicate novel linkages including an internal fucopyranosyl residue as well as terminal xylosyl and 4-O-methylglucopyranosyluronic acid groups, add to a growing data base for structural characterization through n.m.r. spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-56
Number of pages12
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Nov 1 1986
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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