Preparation of Chitin Nanofibers from Mushrooms

  title={Preparation of Chitin Nanofibers from Mushrooms},
  author={Shinsuke Ifuku and Ry{\^o}ki Nomura and Minoru Morimoto and Hiroyuki Saimoto},
Chitin nanofibers were isolated from the cell walls of five different types of mushrooms by the removal of glucans, minerals, and proteins, followed by a simple grinding treatment under acidic conditions. The Chitin nanofibers thus obtained have a uniform structure and a long fiber length. The width of the nanofibers depended on the type of mushrooms and varied in the range 20 to 28 nm. The Chitin nanofibers were characterized by elemental analyses, FT-IR spectra, and X-ray diffraction profiles… CONTINUE READING
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