Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 2082-2087

Glucan isolated from leaves of Althaea officinalis L.

Alžbeta Kardošová, Jozef Rosík, Rudolf Toman and Peter Capek

Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 842 38 Bratislava


A water-soluble low-molecular D-glucan was isolated from leaves of the medicinal plant marsh-mallow (Althaea officinalis L.). The results of methylation analysis, partial hydrolysis, periodate oxidation, and 13C NMR data indicated a virtually linear structure with α-(1→6) glycosidic bonds.