A Mössbauer study of the interaction of chitosan and D-glucosamine with iron and its relevance to other metalloenzymes.

@article{Bhatia2003AMS,
  title={A M{\"o}ssbauer study of the interaction of chitosan and D-glucosamine with iron and its relevance to other metalloenzymes.},
  author={Subhash C Bhatia and Natarajan Ravi},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2003},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={723-7}
}
The interaction of iron with water-soluble polymer chitosan and monomer d-glucosamine is investigated by Mössbauer spectroscopy. The 4.2 K Mössbauer spectrum of Fe-water-soluble chitosan complex indicates the presence of a magnetic pattern and a quadrupole doublet, and analysis of the spectral data leads to the conclusion that an Fe(II) state is partially stabilized in this system. Fe-glucosamine (monomer of chitosan) complex, on the other hand, clearly stabilizes the Fe(II) state in the acidic… CONTINUE READING