Sulfated and pyruvylated disaccharide alditols obtained from a red seaweed galactan: ESIMS and NMR approaches.

The water-soluble acid agaran isolated from Acanthophora spicifera (Rhodophyta) was submitted to alkaline treatment for the complete cyclization of alpha-L-Galp 6-sulfate to 3,6-An-alpha-L-Galp units. The modified agaran was then partially depolymerized using partial reductive hydrolysis. The resulting oligosaccharide mixture was fractionated by adsorption… CONTINUE READING