200-800 cP, 1 wt. % in 1% acetic acid(25 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)
dilute aqueous acid: soluble
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The molecular weight is 190,000-310,000 based on viscosity
Chitosan is insoluble in water or organic solvents. Hazy solutions can be prepared in 1 M acetic acid (10 mg/ml), but extensive sonication may be required to fully suspend and dissolve the material. It is also soluble in dilute acidic aqueous solvents.
We offer three different sizes of chitosan. Our low molecular weight chitosan (Product 448869) is 50,000-190,000 Da. Our medium molecular weight chitosan (Product 448877) is 190,000-310,000 Da. Our high molecular weight chitosan (Product 419419) is ~310,000 TO >375,000 Da.
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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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 processing parameters on the ability to control the size and distribution of chitosan based microparticles, targeting diameter range of 1-10 µm. The effect of encapsulating bovine serum albumin (BSA), a model protein, as well as sodium tripolyphosphate (TPP), a cross-linker, was studied.
Chitin, a natural polysaccharide, is the second most abundant natural biopolymer in the world, after cellulose.
The development of new medical devices and pharmaceuticals plays an integral role in the medical industry. Both natural and synthetic polymers possess benefits that make them valuable components in therapeutics.
Chitosan is a naturally occurring polysaccharide ideally suited for use in medical supplies, devices, therapeutics, and diagnostics. The unique natural characteristics of chitosan include its cationic, biocompatible, biodegradable, non-toxic, non-immunogenic, and antimicrobial properties.