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Sigma-Aldrich

Chitosan from crab shells

highly viscous

Synonym(s):
2-Amino-2-deoxy-(1→4)-β-D-glucopyranan, Poly-(1,4-β-D-glucopyranosamine)
CAS Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.25

Quality Level

form

powder

impurities

≤1% insoluble matter

ign. residue

≤2% (as SO4)

loss

≤12% loss on drying

viscosity

>400 mPa.s, 1 % in acetic acid(20 °C)

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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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.

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.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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