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Title Chitin and chitosan derivatives : advances in drug discovery and developments / editor, Se-Kwon Kim
Published Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2014
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Contents Part I. Synthesis and characterization of chitin and chitosan derivatives -- part II. Biological activities of chitin and chitosan derivatives -- part III. Biomedical applications of chitin and chitosan derivatives
Summary A natural long-chain polymer, chitin is the main component of the cell walls of fungi, the exoskeletons of arthropods (including crustaceans and insects), the radulas of mollusks, and the beaks and internal shells of cephalopods. However, marine crustacean shells are the primary sources of the chitin derivative chitosan. Chitin and chitosan are useful for various biological and biomedical applications, although they have been limited by poor solubility in the past. Current research focuses on increasing their solubility and bioactivity through molecular modifications. The resulting derivati
Notes "A CRC title."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chitin -- Derivatives
Chitin.
Chitosan.
Chitin.
Chitin.
Chitosan.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Physical.
Form Electronic book
Author Kim, Se-Kwon, editor.
ISBN 1466566329
9781466566323