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Characterization of Chitosan Film

  • Carlos A. Kienzle-Sterzer
  • Dolores Rodriguez Sanchez
  • ChoKyun Rha


Chitosan [(1-4)-2 amino-2-deoxy-β-D glucan] is deacetylated chitin usually in various degrees of deacetylation and depolymerization. The removal of some or all of the acetyl groups from the chitin liberates amine groups, thus imparting the polycationic nature to the polymer (Muzzarelli, 1977). The cationic and amine containing nature make the chitosan a novel polymer belonging to the group the potential of which has not yet been exploited industrially.


Propionic Acid Crosslinking Density Chitosan Film Distil Deionized Water Rubber Elasticity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos A. Kienzle-Sterzer
    • 1
  • Dolores Rodriguez Sanchez
    • 1
  • ChoKyun Rha
    • 1
  1. 1.Food Materials Science and Fabrication Laboratory, Dept. of Nutrition and Food ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA

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