high purity, Mv 60,000-120,000

Deacetylated chitin, KiOmedine-CsU B, Poly(D-glucosamine)
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biological source

white mushroom


high purity

mol wt

Mv 60,000-120,000


Bacterial endotoxins, ≤10 EU/g
Beta-glucan, ≤5 % (w/w)
Chitosan, ≥93 % (w/w)
Proteins, ≤1 % (w/w)


5-200 mPa.s (1% solution in 1% HAc)


acetic acid: 1% (solution)

storage temp.




InChI key


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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 properties

Degree of acetylation: ≤40 mol. %

Legal Information

Product of KitoZyme
KiOmedine is a registered trademark of KitoZyme, S.A.


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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