An unambiguous nomenclature for xyloglucan-derived oligosaccharides


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A revised system of abbreviated names is proposed for xyloglucan-derived oligosaccharides. Each (1→4)-linked β-d-glucosyl residue (and the reducing terminal d-glucose moiety) of the backbone is given a one-letter code according to its substituents. The name of the oligosaccharide consists of these code letters listed in sequence from non-reducing to reducing terminus of the backbone.