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Chapter 2 - chitin

Chapter 2 - chitin

Daraghmeh, Nidal H., Chowdhry, Babur Z., Leharne, Stephen A., Al Omari, Mahmoud M. and Badwan, Adnan A. (2011) Chapter 2 - chitin. In: Brittain, Harry G., (ed.) Profiles of Drug Substances, Excipients and Related Methodology. Profiles of Drug Substances, Excipients and Related Methodology, 36 . Elsevier Inc., USA, pp. 37-102. ISBN 978-0-12-387667-6 ISSN 1871 5125 (Hardcover Series) (doi:

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A comprehensive profile of chitin with 61 references is reported. A full description including nomenclature, formulae, elemental analysis, and appearance is included. Methods of preparation for chitin and its derivative, such as chitosan, are discussed. Physical properties, analytical methods, uses and applications, stability, biodegradability, and toxicity of chitin are also reviewed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: chitin, DMAc, XRPD, NMR, molecular mechanics
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Science
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