Chitin, Poly-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, Technical Grade

Weight: 200g
Sale priceR$ 282,88


Chitin, a versatile nitrogen-containing polysaccharide biological polymer sourced from the abundant shells of crustaceans such as shrimps and crabs, as well as fungal cell walls. Harnessing the power of nature, Chitin stands as the second most plentiful organic polymer globally, with an estimated annual synthesis exceeding 1 billion tons. Renowned for its structural integrity, Chitin is the cornerstone of various applications across industries. Through meticulous purification processes, our Chitin retains its inherent properties, it is your gateway to unlocking a myriad of possibilities in research, manufacturing, and beyond.

CAS Number: 1398-61-4
Chemical Formula: (C8H13NO5)n
Molecular Weight: Chitin is a product of varying molecular weights, with the molecular weight of its constituent unit averaging at 203.
Synonyms: Acetylated chitin; Poly-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine; Poly-[1-4]-b-D-N-acetylglucosamine;

Appearance: Light yellow powder
Degree of Acetylation (DAC): 5%
Moisture: Maximum 10.0%
Protein Content: Maximum 0.6%
Ash Content: Maximum 1.0%
Particle Size: 20~40 mesh

Key Features:
  • Abundant Source: Derived from the shells of crustaceans and fungal cell walls, ensuring a sustainable and renewable source.
  • Structural Integrity: Offers exceptional strength and durability, ideal for applications requiring robust materials.
  • Versatile Applications: Serves as a fundamental raw material for producing chitosan, glucosamine hydrochloride, and sulfate, along with diverse applications in food, chemical industries, and beyond.
  • Biodegradable: Exhibits environmentally friendly properties, contributing to sustainable manufacturing practices.
  • Molecular Consistency: Maintains molecular integrity, ensuring consistent performance across applications.

  • Biomedical Research: Chitin serves as a vital component in tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, and wound healing products due to its biocompatibility and structural stability.
  • Biopolymer Production: Acts as a precursor for chitosan and other biopolymers, facilitating the development of eco-friendly packaging materials and biodegradable plastics.
  • Agricultural Sector: Used in plant protection formulations and soil amendments to enhance crop yield and mitigate environmental impact.
  • Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals: Finds applications in skincare formulations, pharmaceutical coatings, and dietary supplements owing to its versatile properties and bioactivity.

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