Anhydroglucose unit

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The anhydroglucose unit (AGU) refers to a single sugar molecule in a polymer. Each AGU is reduced to its functional groups, 3 hydroxyl groups per AGU.

Carbohydrate AGU:

Polymer AGU mmol -OH/g
Amylose 200-2000[1]

Cellulose AGU:

Polymer AGU[2] mmol -OH/g
cotton fibers 8,000–14,000
cotton linters 1,000–6,500
baggase 700–900
wood fibers 8,000–9,000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Thomsen, Lars. "International Starch: Starch and Glucose Glossary". Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  2. ^ Varshney, V. K.; Naithani, Sanjay (2011). Kalia, Susheel; Kaith, B. S.; Kaur, Inderjeet (eds.). Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 43–60. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17370-7_2. ISBN 9783642173691.