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Sigma-Aldrich

Chitosan

from shrimp shells, practical grade

Synonym(s):
Deacetylated chitin, Poly(D-glucosamine)
CAS Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.23

biological source

shrimp shells

Quality Level

grade

practical grade

form

solid

mol wt

190000-375000 Da

viscosity

>200 cP, 1 wt. % in 1% acetic acid(20 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)

solubility

1 M acetic acid: 10 mg/mL

InChI

1S/C56H103N9O39/c1-87-56(86)65-28-38(84)46(19(10-74)96-55(28)104-45-18(9-73)95-49(27(64)37(45)83)97-39-12(3-67)88-47(85)20(57)31(39)77)103-54-26(63)36(82)44(17(8-72)94-54)102-53-25(62)35(81)43(16(7-71)93-53)101-52-24(61)34(80)42(15(6-70)92-52)100-51-23(60)33(79)41(14(5-69)91-51)99-50-22(59)32(78)40(13(4-68)90-50)98-48-21(58)30(76)29(75)11(2-66)89-48/h11-55,66-85H,2-10,57-64H2,1H3,(H,65,86)/t11-,12-,13-,14-,15-,16-,17-,18-,19-,20-,21-,22-,23-,24-,25-,26-,27-,28-,29-,30-,31-,32-,33-,34-,35-,36-,37-,38-,39-,40-,41-,42-,43-,44-,45-,46-,47-,48+,49+,50+,51+,52+,53+,54+,55+/m1/s1

InChI key

FLASNYPZGWUPSU-SICDJOISSA-N

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Application

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

Packaging

25, 100 g in poly bottle

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.

Physical form

≥ 75% deacetylated

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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