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448869 Aldrich

Chitosan

low molecular weight

Synonym: Deacetylated chitin, Poly(D-glucosamine)

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Properties

Related Categories 3D Printing Materials for Research and Development, Chitosan, Chitosan and Chitin, Chitosans (Animal Origin), Materials Science,
mol wt   mol wt 50,000-190,000 Da (based on viscosity)
viscosity   20-300 cP, 1 wt. % in 1% acetic acid(25 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)
solubility   dilute aqueous acid: soluble

Description

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions are available for this Product.

Packaging

50, 250 g in poly bottle

Physical form

75-85% deacetylated

Application

Flocculant, protein precipitation, encapsulating agent and aqueous thickener.

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 
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the storage temperature relate to shipping conditions?
The storage conditions that a Sigma-Aldrich catalog and label recommend for products are deliberately conservative. For many products, long-term storage at low temperatures will increase the time during which they are expected to remain in specification and therefore are labeled accordingly. Where short-term storage, shipping time frame, or exposure to conditions other than those recommended for long-term storage will not affect product quality, Sigma-Aldrich will ship at ambient temperature. The products sensitive to short-term exposure to conditions other than their recommended long-term storage are shipped on wet or dry ice. Ambient temperature shipping helps to control shipping costs for our customers. At any time, our customers can request wet- or dry-ice shipment, but the special handling is at customer expense if our product history indicates that the product is stable for regular shipment. http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/etc/medialib/docs/Sigma-Aldrich/General_Information/shippingandlong-termstoragev3.Par.0001.File.tmp/shippingandlong-termstoragev3.pdf
Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?
If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis. These documents are located on the product detail page under Useful Links & Tools. Click on the following link to search for a Certificate of Analysis. Please click the following link to see the details on our Product Dating Information.
How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?
A Certificate of Analysis is available by lot number and can be obtained through our Advanced Search Option: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/AdvancedSearchPage.do
What is the molecular weight of Product 448869, Chitosan?
The molecular weight is approximately 50,000 - 190,000 daltons based on viscosity.
What is the solubility of Product 448869, Chitosan? 
Chitosan is insoluble in water or organic solvents.  Hazy suspensions can be prepared in 1M acetic acid at a concentration of 10 mg/mL, but extensive sonication may be required to fully suspend the material. Our supplier tests this product at 10 mg/mL in 1% acetic acid for their viscosity test.
What form is Product 448869, Chitosan?
This is the alpha form.
What is the specific gravity of Product 448869, Chitosan?
The density was measured by our supplier to be 0.15 - 0.3 g/cm3.
What is the polydispersity of Product 448869, Chitosan?
We do not measure the polydispersity of this product. The molecular weight is determined only by viscosity.
What are some uses for chitosan?
Chitosan is a 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. Please note that Product No. 419419 is for research purposes only, not for cosmetic or drug use.
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What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?
Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS. To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product, or search here. 
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Injectable Hydrogels for Cell Delivery and Tissue Regeneration

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