CAS No.: 70694-72-3
Synonyms: Chitosan HCL; Chitosan Hydrochloride; Water Soluble Chitosan; Chitosan Derivate
Sparingly soluble in water, practically insoluble in ethanol. Store in an airtight container.
Chitosan hydrochloride is particularly appreciated by the cosmetic and agriculture industries because it is readily soluble in water.
As a basic substance authorized in organic farming, chitosan is fastly gaining popularity in agriculture. It is worth mentioning that no authorization is necessary for placing a product on the market containing exclusively one or more basic substances
Chitosan hydrochloride is the chloride salt of an unbranched binary heteropolysaccharide consisting of the two units N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and D-glucosamine, obtained by partial deacetylation of chitin normally leading to a degree of deacetylation of 85% to 95%. Chitin is extracted from the shells of shrimp and crab.
Appearance: Faint yellow flake or powder
Deacetylation (DAC degree): 90.0% min
Moisture: 10% max.
Insolubles: 1.0% max
Heavy metals [Pb]: 5ppm max