Chitin: Properties, Applications and Research

Jessica Phillips (Editor)

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC055000

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Chitin is widely distributed in nature and is the second most abundant polysaccharide after cellulose. This polysaccharide is mainly found in the exoskeleton of crustaceans and insects. It is also found in marine invertebrates, fungi and yeasts. Industrially, it is produced from crustacean shells, which are very abundant waste products in the seafood industry. This book provides new research on the properties and applications of chitin. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Chitin and Its Derivatives as Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Kazuo Azuma (Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan)

Chapter 2. The Effect of Acetylation on the Physical and Tableting Properties of Chitin
John Rojas, Yhors Ciro and Constain Salamanca (Department of Pharmacy, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Columbia, and others)

Chapter 3. The Use of Chitosan Mini-Spheres for High Value Protein Purification from Raw Materials
María Fernanda Baieli, Nicolás Urtasun, Daniela Belén Hirsch, Lautaro Fidel Bracco, María Victoria Miranda, Osvaldo Cascone and Federico Javier Wolman (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Cátedra de Biotecnología, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 4. The Special Aspects for the Non-Capillary Electrospinning of Chitosan Nanofibers from Acetic Acid Solutions with Varying Concentrations
Aleksandr M. Bochek, DrSci (Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia), Aleksandr B. Vnuchkin, Evgenia Brazhnikova, Natalia M. Zabivalova, and Maryana Anferova (Inmed LLC, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 5. The Modification and Functionalization of Chitin through Dissolution/Gelation with Ionic Liquid
Jun-ichi Kadokawa (Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, Korimoto, Kagoshima, Japan)

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