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Chitosan

from shrimp shells, practical grade

Synonym: Deacetylated chitin, Poly(D-glucosamine)

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Properties

Related Categories Chitosan, Chitosan and Chitin, Chitosans (Animal Origin), Materials Science, Natural Polymers and Biopolymers,
biological source   from shrimp shells
grade   practical grade
mol wt   mol wt 190000-375000 Da
viscosity   >200 cP, 1 wt. % in 1% acetic acid(20 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)
solubility   1 M acetic acid: soluble10 mg/mL

Description

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Packaging

25, 100 g in poly bottle

Physical form

≥ 75% deacetylated

Application

Forms gels with multivalent anions. Gives clear solutions that dry to strong, clear films.

Features and Benefits

Biocompatible, antibacterial and environmentally friendly polyelectrolyte with a variety of applications including water treatment, chromatography, additives for cosmetics, textile treatment for antimicrobial activity, novel fibers for textiles, photographic papers, biodegradable films, biomedical devices, and microcapsule implants for controlled release in drug delivery.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
nwg
Protocols & Articles

Articles

Chitosan-based Biomaterials

Chitin, a natural polysaccharide, is the second most abundant natural biopolymer in the world, after cellulose. It is the primary, high modulus fibrous component of the exoskeleton of arthropods incl...
Guolin Wu1, Hui Gao2, and Jianbiao Ma1,2
Material Matters, 2012 v7, n3
Keywords: Absorption, Applications, Cell attachment, Cell culture, Degradations, Dialysis, Diseases, Growth factors, Metabolites, Methods, Pharmaceutical, Purification, Renal Disease, Transfection, Vectors

Chitosan: A Versatile Platform for Pharmaceutical Applications

Raphael Riva and Christine Jerome* Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules University of Liege, Chemistry Department, Sart-Tilman, Building B6a, 4000 Liege, Belgium *Email: c.jerome@ulg.a...
Keywords: Acetylations, Adhesion, Aminations, Cancer, Condensations, Coupling reactions, Degradations, Derivatizations, Ethoxylations, Growth factors, Ligands, Pharmaceutical, Polymerization reactions, Precipitation, Reductions, Reductive aminations, Solvents, Substitutions, Transfection

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Chitosan Microparticles

Microparticles with controlled size and morphology are of significant interest in the fields of drug delivery and biopharmaceuticals. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of processin...
Keywords: Acetylations, Microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy

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