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30 Examples of Macromolecules

macromolecule is a molecule of large size ( high molecular mass ) composed of several small subunits ( atoms ) called monomers.

 

macromolecule is part of the cell of living beings . These have functions of vital importance for the living being. Within its classification are organic and inorganic molecules . Both classes are of natural origin . These can be linear or branched (in reference to its structural unit).

On the other hand there are also synthetic macromolecules such as plastic or synthetic fibers.

Examples of macromolecules

Lipids

  • Simple:
  1. Vegetable oils
  2. Animal fats
  3. Fruit waxes
  4. Bee wax
  5. Vegetables
  • Compounds:
  1. Lipids found in nerve tissues
  2. Lecithins
  3. Cephalins
  • Derivatives:
  1. Lipids found in brain tissue
  2. Sphingomyelins

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Carbohydrates

Among which are:

  • The monosaccharides :
  1. fructose
  2. Saccharose
  • Polysaccharides :
  1. Cellulose
  2. Chitin

Proteins

  • Simple
  1. Insulin
  2. Collagen
  • Composite  (also called hetero-proteins)
  1. Enzymes
  2. Phosphoric acid

 

Other macromolecules

  1. Glycosides
  2. Nucleic acids (DNA and RNA)
  3. Starch (Polysaccharides)
  4. Glycogen (Polysaccharides)
  5. Lignin (component of wood)
  6. B12 vitamin
  7. Chlorophyll
  8. Diamond
  9. Rubber
  10. Water
  11. Carbohydrates
  12. Carbon nanotube

 

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