Stable Isotopic Studies on Chitin, Measurements on Chitin/Chitosan Isolates and D-Glucosamine Hydrochloride from Chitin

  • A. Schimmelmann
  • M. J. DeNiro


Measurements of the stable isotope ratios 13C/12C and 15N/14N in chitin and chitosan isolates show large variations which reflect intrinsic compositional and isotopic heterogeneities as well as differences caused by methods of preparation. Analysis of D-glucosamine hydrochloride from chitin hydrolysates eliminates these problems.


Stable Isotope Stable Isotope Ratio Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Stable Isotopic Study Isotopic Heterogeneity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Schimmelmann
    • 1
  • M. J. DeNiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth and Space ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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