Analysis of the structural heterogeneity of laminarin by electrospray-ionisation-mass spectrometry.

@article{Read1996AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the structural heterogeneity of laminarin by electrospray-ionisation-mass spectrometry.},
  author={Steve Read and Graeme Currie and Antony Bacic},
  journal={Carbohydrate research},
  year={1996},
  volume={281 2},
  pages={187-201}
}
Electrospray-ionisation-mass spectrometry (ESIMS) was used in conjunction with chemical derivatisation and degradation procedures to analyse the size heterogeneity and branching structure of laminarin from the brown alga, Laminaria digitata. Laminarin is a beta-(1-->3)-linked D-glucan with occasional beta-(1-->6)-linked branches. Electrospray-ionisation-mass spectrometry of permethylated laminarin distinguished two homologous series of molecules, a minor G-series containing 22-28 glucosyl… CONTINUE READING