Carbs. Greatest biomass of biopolymers Polyhydroxy aldehydes and ketones Many functions Structure. Fuel Energy storage Adhesion Lubrication signalling tagging for siting, function. Carbohydrates. Degree of polymerization. Monosaccharides
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Polyhydroxy aldehydes and ketones
tagging for siting, functionCarbohydrates
= hydroxyl up
Note that nonreducing end configuration is fixed
Reducing end can mutarotate, thus 1st component given as - or -, 2nd ambiguous (next slide)