What kind of glycosidic linkages are found in lactose?

1 Answer
Oct 17, 2017


As this image dictates, it's a #beta-1,4# glycosidic linkage.

In English, this generally means that the monosaccharides are linked at the first and fourth carbons in the ring structures. Moreover, the hydroxyl groups are not alternating, which generally means these molecules contribute to structure more than energy storage.