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J Am Chem Soc. 2002 Jun 26;124(25):7506-11.

CP/MAS (13)C NMR study of cellulose and cellulose derivatives. 1. Complete assignment of the CP/MAS (13)C NMR spectrum of the native cellulose.

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  • 1Bruker Biospin Co., Ltd., Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0051, Japan.


The precise assignments of cross polarization/magic angle spinning (CP/MAS) (13)C NMR spectra of cellulose I(alpha) and I(beta) were performed by using (13)C labeled cellulose biosynthesized by Acetobacter xylinum (A. xylinum) ATCC10245 strain from culture medium containing D-[1,3-(13)C]glycerol or D-[2-(13)C]glucose as a carbon source. On the CP/MAS (13)C NMR spectrum of cellulose from D-[1,3-(13)C]glycerol, the introduced (13)C labeling were observed at C1, C3, C4, and C6 of the biosynthesized cellulose. In the case of cellulose biosynthesized from D-[2-(13)C]glucose, the transitions of (13)C labeling to C1, C3, and C5 from C2 were observed. With the quantitative analysis of the (13)C transition ratio and comparing the CP/MAS (13)C NMR spectrum of the Cladophora cellulose with those of the (13)C labeled celluloses, the assignments of the cluster of resonances which belong to C2, C3, and C5 of cellulose, which have not been assigned before, were performed. As a result, all carbons of cellulose I(alpha) and I(beta) except for C1 and C6 of cellulose I(alpha) and C2 of cellulose I(beta) were shown in equal intensity of doublet in the CP/MAS spectrum of the native cellulose, which suggests that two inequivalent glucopyranose residues were contained in the unit cells of both cellulose I(alpha) and I(beta) allomorphs.

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