The Preparation and Characterization of Carboxymethyl Chitosan Wound Dressings

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In order to improve the absorption properties of chitosan wound dressings, this paper used chloro-acetic acid to convert chitosan fibers into partially carboxymethylated chitosan fibers. Fibers with various degrees of carboxymethylation were prepared by controlling the ratio between the weight of fiber and chloro-acetic acid. Results showed that the carboxymethylated chitosan fibers can absorb a large amount of liquid into the fiber structure. When the degree of carboxymethylation is below 50%, the carboxymethylated chitosan fibers can absorb a large amount of liquid whilst maintaining its fibrous struture at the same time.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 308-310)

Edited by:

Jian Gao

Pages:

465-468

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.308-310.465

Citation:

Y. M. Qin and L. Q. Huang, "The Preparation and Characterization of Carboxymethyl Chitosan Wound Dressings", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 308-310, pp. 465-468, 2011

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August 2011

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