Improvement of antioxidant activity of chitosan by chemical treatment and ionizing radiation.

Modification of chitosan (CS) to N-maleoylchitosan (NMCS), N-phthaloylchitosan (NPhCS) and sulfonated-chitosan (SCS) was done using maleic anhydride, phthalic anhydride and chlorosulfonic acid, respectively followed by exposing them to γ-rays at different doses. The molecular weights and structural changes of irradiated chitosan derivatives were determined… CONTINUE READING