Matexcel, a service provider in materials science, with the commitment to provide better polymers, nanoparticles, natural materials for customers worldwide, recently enlarged its chitosan products offerings. Now, about 20 kinds of chitosan products are available for customers to choose.
Chitosan (chitosan), also known as chitosan, is obtained by deacetylation of chitin, which is widespread in nature. The chemical name is polyglucosamine (1-4)-2-amino-BD glucose. Since French Rouget first obtained chitosan in 1859, the bio-functionality and compatibility, blood compatibility, safety, microbial degradability and other excellent properties of this natural polymer have been widely concerned by all walks of life. Significant progress has been made in applied research in many fields such as medicine, food, chemical industry, cosmetics, water treatment, metal extraction and recovery, biochemical and biomedical engineering. For patients, the effect of chitosan on reducing blood fat and blood sugar has been reported.
Chitosan is commercially produced from chitin, a building material that enhances the strength of exoskeletons of crustaceans (crabs, lobsters and shrimps), insect and fungal cell walls. Chitin can be converted to chitosan by enzymatic or chemical deacetylation. Degree of deacetylation (% DD) can be determined by NMR spectroscopy and is 60% to 100% in commercial chitosan. Commercially produced chitosan has a molecular weight of 38 to 400,000 daltons. Chitosan products at Matexcel can also be classified by its application, such as research, medical, cosmetic and food grade.
According to the data on Matexcel’s official website, chitosan products include but are not limited to: Chitosan for water treatment, Research grade chitosan, 8-15mpa.s, Research grade chitosan, 15-30mpa.s, Research grade chitosan, 30-70mpa.s, Research grade chitosan, 70-150mpa.s, Research grade chitosan, 800-2000mpa.s, Cosmetic grade chitosan, 40mpa.s, Cosmetic grade chitosan, 125mpa.s, Food grade chitosan, 12mpa.s, Food grade chitosan oligosaccharide, 3000Da, etc.
More detailed information about the Chitosan Products at Matexcel can be viewed here: https://www.matexcel.com/category/products/natural-materials/chitosan/.
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