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  • Created on: 29-05-15 14:38


Cellulose is made of monomers of Beta Glucose. Compared to alpha glucose the positions of the -H group and -OH group are reversed. In Beta glucose the -OH group is above rather than below the ring. This means to form glycosidic links each Beta glucose must be rotated 180 degree compared to its neighbour. The result is that the -CH2OH group on each Beta glucose molecule alternates between being above and below the chain.

Cellulose has straight unbranched chains


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