I would like to understand more about the mechanism of polysaccharide dissolution in a solvent that which it is soluble in. Do they maintain polymeric structure (glycosidic bonds) and only lose side-chain bonding (H-bond) among each other? Or are will their glycosidic bonds be compromised resulting in individual monomers dissolving in the solution? Or does this question even make sense? The real reason why I asked this question is that I just want to know what form the hemicellulose xylan takes when dissolved in water. Thanks!