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I was reading a book where it said that the 1 - 4 Glycosidic bond of the Beta Glucose meant that cellulose is fibrous and not granular.

First, what does it mean to be granular and why is not granular unlike Amylose?

Thanks, Dave.

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  • $\begingroup$ Ive been wrong several times before so take my word with a a heavy "grain" of salt. (pun get it? :D ) But Cellulose is a linear polymer and therefore makes a fiber. I guess the linear in this case implies fiber. Amylose has a helical structure to it i think. Here is an image i found that shows the difference. 3.bp.blogspot.com/-WpoQllkgT3M/Ug51lW5oEPI/AAAAAAAACCI/… $\endgroup$ – Ro Siv Dec 6 '15 at 18:14
  • $\begingroup$ @RoSiv Thanks a million! Please respond with your answer so I can mark you up and tick you! Good pun too! $\endgroup$ – vik1245 Dec 6 '15 at 18:27
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Cool I got something right :D

Cellulose is a linear polymer and therefore makes a fiber. I guess the linear in this case implies fiber. Amylose has a helical structure to it i think. Here is an image I found that shows the difference.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WpoQllkgT3M/Ug51lW5oEPI/AAAAAAAACCI/vuJmfjHCk0Q/s1600/3starchcellulose.gif

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