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Reference type: Book Chapter
Authors: Rahangdale D, Kumar A
Publication date: 2018
Chapter title: Derivatized Chitosan: Fundamentals to Applications.
Page numbers: 251-284.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-810462-0.00007-7 Alternative URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128104620000077

Book title: Biopolymer Grafting
Editors: Thakur VK
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 978-0-12-810462-0

Abstract: Cellulose and chitin are ranked the first and the second most abundant biopolymers in nature. Chitin is also the precursor for chitosan, the deacetylated form of chitin. Chitosan has gained much attention as an ecofriendly, novel, functional material owing to its abundance, low toxicity, and chemical and physical versatility. Generally chitosan is derivatized to enhance its properties for various applications. One way to obtain the derivatives of chitosan is through grafting. Although grafting chitosan modifies its properties, it maintains some interesting characteristics such as mucoadhesivity, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. Grafted chitosan derivatives have potential applications in the areas of water treatment, agriculture, food industry, drug delivery, cosmetics, biomedicine, and others. The chapter give an overview of graft copolymerization onto chitosan and emphasizes the versatility of applying grafted chitosan in these areas. The use of grafted chitosan as a precursor for preparing molecularly imprinted polymers, which have high affinity and predetermined selectivity for the analyte of interest, is also discussed. Computational methods can be robust predictive tools for accessing the feasibility of grafting a functional group onto chitosan
Template and target information: Review - derivatives of chitosan
Author keywords: cellulose, chitin, chitosan, cross-linker, grafting, molecularly imprinted polymer

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