Paper Title:

An Economic Method for Chitosan Production

Periodical Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 309 - 311)
Main Theme Bioceramics 18
Edited by Takashi Nakamura, Kimihiro Yamashita and Masashi Neo
Pages 473-476
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Ismail Peker et al., 2006, Key Engineering Materials, 309-311, 473
Online since May 2006
Authors Ismail Peker, Faik N. Oktar, Murat Senol, M. Eroglu
Keywords Characterization, Chitosan (CS), Economic Production
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Chitosan is a deacetylated derivative of chitin, which is a naturally abundant mucopolysaccharide, supporting the matter of crustaceans, insects, and fungi. Because of its unique properties, such as non-toxicity, biodegradability, and biocompatibility, chitosan has a wide range of applications in various fields. Increasing interest on chitosan’s usage has resulted in high consumption. Therefore, production of chitosan from essential sources with desired characteristics has become an important issue. Several methods, with different chemicals and reaction conditions, have been reported in the literature. This study aimed to shed light in several features of a very promising chitin isolation method described by Tolaimate et al. and its effect on the produced chitosan’s phisico-chemical characteristics.