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Material Science of Chitin and Chitosan
edited by
Tadashi Uragami

Chitin and chitosan are one of the most important key materials in the 21st century. They have multifunctional properties with applications in the pharmaceutical sciences, environmental problem-solving area (such as water-cleaning) to fibres, films and hydrogels, in cosmetics industry, food additives and as agricultural materials.

In Material Science of Chitin and Chitosan the most active authors in the field summarize the basics and applications of chitin and chitosan keeping in mind their importance in the science and technology in the 21st century.

Contents

  1. General properties of chitin and chitosan
  2. Three-dimensional assembly of chitin and chitosan
  3. Chemical modifications of chitin and chitosan
  4. Enzymes involved in chitin and chitosan decomposition
  5. Separation materials from chitin and chitosan
  6. Pharmaceutical applications of chitin and chitosan
  7. Biomedical materials from chitin and chitosan
  8. Regeneration of tissue using chitin and chitosan derivatives
  9. Miscellaneous applications of chitinous materials
  10. Prospects of chitin and chitosan

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Material Science of Chitin and Chitosan
edited by Tadashi Uragami
2006 • 284 pages • $238.00 + shipping
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