Determining the crystal structure of cellulose III(I) by modeling.

  title={Determining the crystal structure of cellulose III(I) by modeling.},
  author={Zakhia M Ford and Edwin D. Stevens and Glenn P. Johnson and Alfred D. French},
  journal={Carbohydrate research},
  volume={340 5},
Recently, a one-chain monoclinic unit cell for cellulose III(I) having P2(1) symmetry and a single glucose in the asymmetric unit was proposed, based on high-resolution diffraction patterns. The new work challenged a two-chain structure that was published 25 years earlier, although it did not provide new three-dimensional coordinates. Our goals were to… CONTINUE READING