Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 300–303

Hydrolysis of Chitosan in Lactic Acid


  • A. V. Il'ina
    • Bioengineering CenterRussian Academy of Sciences
  • V. P. Varlamov
    • Bioengineering CenterRussian Academy of Sciences

DOI: 10.1023/B:ABIM.0000025956.98250.30

Cite this article as:
Il'ina, A.V. & Varlamov, V.P. Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology (2004) 40: 300. doi:10.1023/B:ABIM.0000025956.98250.30


The effects of molecular weight and the degree of acetylation on the hydrolysis of chitosan in dilute lactic acid were studied. It was demonstrated that the higher the values of both parameters, the more rapid the decreases in viscosity and the viscosity-average molecular weight of chitosan.

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