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Chitosan

low molecular weight

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

Quality Level

form

powder

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

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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Chitosan

form

powder

form

powder

form

powder or flakes

form

(Coarse ground flakes and powder)

mol wt

50,000-190,000 Da (based on viscosity)

mol wt

-

mol wt

-

mol wt

310000-375000 Da

viscosity

20-300 cP, 1 wt. % in 1% acetic acid(25 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)

viscosity

200-800 cP, 1 wt. % in 1% acetic acid(25 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)

viscosity

-

viscosity

800-2000 cP, 1 wt. % in 1% acetic acid(25 °C, Brookfield)(lit.)

Application

Chitosan may be used as a flocculant, in 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.

Physical form

75-85% deacetylated

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

nwg

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


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Ming-Hui Yang et al.
BioMed research international, 2014, 789591-789591 (2014-04-24)
Chitosan nanoparticle, a biocompatible material, was used as a potential drug delivery system widely. Our current investigation studies were the bioeffects of the chitosan nanoparticle uptake by liver cells. In this experiment, the characterizations of chitosan nanoparticles were measured by
Tsung-Lin Yang et al.
Journal of cellular and molecular medicine, 13(9A), 2853-2863 (2008-07-17)
Chitosan is a widely used biocompatible biomaterial in the tissue regeneration, but its utility and application in the tissue morphogenesis of salivary gland remains unclear. The study aimed to explore the effects of chitosan on the epithelial morphogenesis of submandibular
Mohammad Ali Khosravi Zanjani et al.
Iranian journal of pharmaceutical research : IJPR, 13(3), 843-852 (2014-10-03)
Microencapsulation as one of the most modern methods has considerable effects on probiotic survival. In this study Lactobacillus casei (ATCC 39392) and Bifidobacterium bifidum (ATCC 29521) were encapsulated using calcium alginate-gelatinized starch, chitosan coating and inulin via emulsion technique, and
Wei-Hsuan Lo et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 25(21) (2020-11-07)
(1) Background: Few antifungal drugs are currently available, and drug-resistant strains have rapidly emerged. Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the antifungal activity from a combinational treatment of chitosan with a clinical antifungal drug
Mar Collado-González et al.
Marine drugs, 18(1) (2020-01-19)
Polyelectrolyte nanocomposites rarely reach a stable state and aggregation often occurs. Here, we report the synthesis of nanocomposites for the oral delivery of insulin composed of alginate, dextran sulfate, poly-(ethylene glycol) 4000, poloxamer 188, chitosan, and bovine serum albumin. The

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