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CHITIN - CHITOSAN

A BIOPOLYMER WITH MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS


Shrimp shell, are main source of Chitin. This seafood waste often contains a huge amount of chitin. Recent investigations confirm the suitability of chitin and its derivatives in chemistry, biotechnology, medicine, veterinary, dentistry, agriculture, food processing, environmental protection, and textile production. The development of technologies based on the utilization of chitin derivatives is caused by their polyelectrolyte properties, the presence of reactive functional groups, gel-

forming ability, high adsorption capacity, biodegradability and bacteriostatic

, and fungistatic and antitumor influence.

CHITIN - CHITOSAN
CHITIN - CHITOSAN

CHITIN - CHITOSAN

A BIOPOLYMER WITH MULTIPLE APPLIC

Chitosan is a natural polysaccharide comprising copolymers of glucosamine and

N-acetylglucosamine,  and  can  be  obtained  by  the  partial  deacetylation  of  chitin,  from

crustacean shells, the second most abundant natural polymer after cellulose. Chitin can be  converted  into  chitosan  by deacetylation. During the course of deacetylation process, part of polymer N-acetyl links are  broken  with  the  formation  of  D-glucosamine  units,  which  contain  a  free  amine group, increasing the polymer’s solubility in aqueous means. Chitosan  has  been  widely  used  in  vastly  diverse  fields,  ranging  from  waste management to food processing, medicine and biotechnology.

CHITIN - CHITOSAN

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CHITIN - CHITOSAN

Content in this presentation is property of Marine Bio Resources and is not to be used for marketing purpose  เนื้อหาในการนำเสนอนี้เป็นข้อมูลวิจัยของทางบริษัท ทางบริษัทขอสงวนสิทธิห้ามนำเนื้อหาหรือรูปภาพไปใช้เพื่อการโฆษณาหรือบนฉลากสินค้า

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