Chitosan Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Chitosan is a purified, high molecular weight polysaccharide obtained by deacetylation of chitin from the exoskeletons of crustaceans. It has unique physicochemical characteristics and biological activity, making it a very interesting material for medical, personal and food products. Chitosan is supplied as an odourless, white or creamy-white coloured powder or flakes.
Synonyms and Trade Names: Chitosan; Chitosan Hydrochloride; 2-Amino-2-deoxy-(1,4)-β-glucopyranan; Deacerylated Chitin; β-1,4-poly-D-glucosamine; Poly-D-glucosamine; Poly-(1,4-β-D-g1ucopyranosamine); Chitoclear®
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: Ph. Eur; BP
Uses and Applications: Wound care, Film Former and Food Supplement
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