448869

Sigma-Aldrich

Chitosan

low molecular weight

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

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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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.

Packaging

50, 250 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

75-85% deacetylated

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
  1. How does the storage temperature relate to shipping conditions?

    The storage conditions that a Sigma-Aldrich catalog and label recommend for products are deliberately conservative. For many products, long-term storage at low temperatures will increase the time during which they are expected to remain in specification and therefore are labeled accordingly. Where short-term storage, shipping time frame, or exposure to conditions other than those recommended for long-term storage will not affect product quality, Sigma-Aldrich will ship at ambient temperature. The products sensitive to short-term exposure to conditions other than their recommended long-term storage are shipped on wet or dry ice. Ambient temperature shipping helps to control shipping costs for our customers. At any time, our customers can request wet- or dry-ice shipment, but the special handling is at customer expense if our product history indicates that the product is stable for regular shipment. See Shipping and Storage for more information.

  2. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  3. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  4. What is the molecular weight of Product 448869, Chitosan?

    The molecular weight is approximately 50,000 - 190,000 daltons based on viscosity.

  5. What is the solubility of Product 448869, Chitosan? 

    Chitosan is insoluble in water or organic solvents.  Hazy suspensions can be prepared in 1M acetic acid at a concentration of 10 mg/mL, but extensive sonication may be required to fully suspend the material. Our supplier tests this product at 10 mg/mL in 1% acetic acid for their viscosity test.

  6. What form is Product 448869, Chitosan?

    This is the alpha form.

  7. What is the specific gravity of Product 448869, Chitosan?

    The density was measured by our supplier to be 0.15 - 0.3 g/cm3.

  8. What is the polydispersity of Product 448869, Chitosan?

    We do not measure the polydispersity of this product. The molecular weight is determined only by viscosity.

  9. What are some uses for chitosan?

    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.

  10. How do I find price and availability?

    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

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