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Chitosan from crab shells

highly viscous

Synonym: 2-Amino-2-deoxy-(1→4)-β-D-glucopyranan, Poly-(1,4-β-D-glucopyranosamine)

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Properties

Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Carbohydrates, Polysaccharide More...
impurities   ≤1% insoluble matter
ign. residue   ≤2% (as SO4)
loss   ≤12% loss on drying
viscosity   >400 mPa.s, 1 % in acetic acid(20 °C)

Description

Application

Chitosan is a biocompatible, antibacterial, and biodegradable polyelectrolyte with a variety of industrial and biomedical applications. Its chemical properties and low toxicity make it particularly suitable as a component of drug and gene delivery systems, and for the development of biodegradable films and scaffolds for tissue engineering.

General description

Chitosan is a linear amino polysaccharide composed of approximately 20% β1,4-linked N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (GlcNAc) and approximately 80% β1,4-linked D-glucosamine (GlcN) that is prepared by the partial deacetylation of chitin in hot alkali.

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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
nwg

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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