Theoretical Studies on the Chemical Structure of Carboxymethyl Chitosan

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The density functional theory (DFT) calculations explored the structural optimization and the frequency of N-carboxymethyl chitosan (N-CMCS) and O-carboxymethyl chitosan (O-CMCS). For the isomers, the calculations comparatively were performed. The charge distribution and frontier molecular orbit were analyzed by using the natural bond orbital (NBO) method. The results showed: the two rotational isomers a and b can stably exist, with the stability order a>b; N-carboxymethyl chitosan reaction active sites are concentrated in -OH and -NHCH2COOH, while O-carboxymethyl chitosan reaction active sites are concentrated in -NH2 and -CH2COOH; The water-soluble mechanism of carboxymethyl chitosan was investigated deeply, on the one hand, the presence of carboxymethyl of carboxymethyl chitosan had a tendency to ionize H+, on the other hand the carboxymethyl increased the distance and weakened the hydrogen bonds between molecules, even though Einstein shift H-bond is formed in the carboxymethyl chitosan molecules.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 160-162)

Edited by:

Guojun Zhang and Jessica Xu

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1822-1827

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.160-162.1822

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X. Lu et al., "Theoretical Studies on the Chemical Structure of Carboxymethyl Chitosan", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 160-162, pp. 1822-1827, 2011

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November 2010

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