Chitin and Chitosan Preparation from Marine Sources. Structure, Properties and Applications

@inproceedings{Younes2015ChitinAC,
  title={Chitin and Chitosan Preparation from Marine Sources. Structure, Properties and Applications},
  author={Islem Younes and Marguerite Rinaudo},
  booktitle={Marine drugs},
  year={2015}
}
This review describes the most common methods for recovery of chitin from marine organisms. In depth, both enzymatic and chemical treatments for the step of deproteinization are compared, as well as different conditions for demineralization. The conditions of chitosan preparation are also discussed, since they significantly impact the synthesis of chitosan with varying degree of acetylation (DA) and molecular weight (MW). In addition, the main characterization techniques applied for chitin and… CONTINUE READING