Synonymous with @[email protected] 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. @[email protected] and @[email protected] 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)) on page 1337 [Terms] [Paper]