Synonymous with polysaccharides
. Glycans composed of a single type of monosaccharide residue (homopolysaccharide,
synonym homoglycan) are named by replacing the ending '-ose
' of the sugar by '-an
', e.g. mannans, fructans, xylans, arabinans. Dextrans
belong to the class glucans.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307
(Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on
structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995))
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