A (1-->6)-linked beta-mannopyrananan, pseudonigeran, and a (1-->4)-linked beta-xylan, isolated from the lichenised basidiomycete Dictyonema glabratum.

Extraction of Dictyonema glabratum with hot 2% (w/v) aqueous KOH at 100 degrees C, followed by neutralisation and freeze-thawing, gave an insoluble glucan. The residue was further extracted by a similar process, but with hot 10% (w/v) aqueous KOH, furnishing a mixture of glucan, mannan and xylan. The mannan and xylan were obtained via precipitation of its… CONTINUE READING