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1398-61-4 - Chitin - J61206 - Alfa Aesar

J61206 Chitin

CAS Number
1398-61-4
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 34.40
500g 110.00
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Chitin

MDL
MFCD00466914
EINECS
215-744-3

Chemical Properties

Formula
(C10H19NO5)n
Formula Weight
233.26
Form
Powder
Solubility
It is soluble in concentrated formic acid and methane sulfonic acid, insoluble in water, organic solvents, weak acids and lyes.

Applications

Chitin is used in the analysis of Chitinase. It is plays a role in the formation of arthropod exoskeletons. Chitin can be processed further into different derivatives. The two main derivatives are chitosan and amino glucose. other applications in cosmetics include as carboxymethyl chitin (moisturizers, changes flow properties), antistatic effect due to cationic properties (hair products), as antibacterial and antifungal agents and for treatment of mucous membranes, in tumor therapies, in micro surgery, neurosurgery, for treatment of chronic wounds, ulcers and bleeding (chitin powder).

Notes

Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep away from strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

MNVR Kumar. A review of chitin and chitosan applications. Reactive and functional polymers. 2000, 46,(1), 1-27.

M Rinaudo. Chitin and chitosan: properties and applications. Progress in polymer science. 2006, 31,(7), 603-632.

Other References

Merck
14,2065
Harmonized Tariff Code
3913.90
TSCA
Yes

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