Chitosan is generated by hydrolyzing chitin which is contained in shells of crab and shrimp.
Chitosan is a biologically originated macromolecular polysaccharide which functions as a natural polycation and has diversity in a variety of practical functions.
KIMICA CHITOSAN is a new high-quality material which has been developed using in-house knowledge of polysaccharide extraction and purification techniques.
Chitosan is a polyglucosamine obtained by deacetylating chitin by hydrolysis.
Properties and Applications
|Antimicrobial||Antimicrobial paper/fiber, improvements to food shelf life, pest control for crops|
|High Biocompatibility||Surgical sutures, artificial skin|
|Flocculation functions||Water treatment, protein recovery|
|Moisturizing, water retention||Cosmetics, hair care products|
|Excellent moldability||Fiber, Film, Porous structure, Sphere|
|Others||Health food material, metal absorbent, separation membrane, immobilized carrier|
- Chitosan, as a solid, is stable to high temperature and strong alkali.
- Becomes soluble by forming salts with organic acids, such as butyric acid, lactic acid and citric acid, and with hydrochloric acid.
- The organic acid solution of Chitosan forms a precipitate or a gel in alkali.
- A Chitosan solution is gelled by forming an anionic polymer colloid and poly ion complex.
- A Chitosan solution forms a strong membrane on drying.
Selection Guide (Typical Product)
(0.5% solution at 20℃)
LLWP 5 - 20mPa･s
Products listed above are typical grades only and other grades are available.
Appropriate products would be proposed after consultation.
Safety Data Sheet
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