Beta-chitin from the pens of Loligo sp.: extraction and characterization.

  title={Beta-chitin from the pens of Loligo sp.: extraction and characterization.},
  author={Rodrigo Lassarote Lavall and Odilio Benedito Garrido de Assis and S{\'e}rgio P Campana-Filho},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  volume={98 13},
Recently the squid pens, a rich source of beta-chitin containing low contents of inorganic compounds, have become available in considerable amounts as a refuse of the fishery industries in Brazil. Thus, the aim of this work is to use squid pens from Loligo sanpaulensis and Loligo plei, species found in the Brazilian coast, as the raw material for the extraction of beta-chitin. The squid pens were submitted to the usual sequence of treatments used for chitin extraction - demineralization and… CONTINUE READING
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