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Glycosidic Link

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  • A glycosidic link, also known as glycosidic linkage or glycosidic bond, is the two-bond link between the rings in an oligosaccharide or polysaccharide.

    eg. 1:  sucrose

    eg. 2:  maltose

    eg. 3:  amylose


    The term “glycosidic bond” is a misnomer because the glycosidic bond is not just one bond, but two bonds sharing an oxygen atom.