The structural elucidation of the capsular polysaccharide of Klebsiella K68
Dutton, G.G.; Parolis, H.; Parolis, L.A.
Carbohydrate Research 152: 249-259
ISSN/ISBN: 0008-6215 PMID: 3768910 DOI: 10.1016/s0008-6215(00)90305-7
The structure of the capsular polysaccharide isolated from Klebsiella K68 bacteria has been elucidated by both chemical and spectroscopic methods. The structure is of the "3 + 1" type, similar in pattern to the structures of the polysaccharides of Klebsiella K11 and K57, having a single branch point on the uronic acid. The polysaccharide is shown to consist of the following repeating unit: (Formula: see text).