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Recent trends in the use of chitin, chitosan and their derivatives

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dc.contributor.author Mathew, P.T.
dc.contributor.author Nair, K.G.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-02T09:42:53Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-02T09:42:53Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation National Symposium on 'Technological Advancements in Fisheries and its Impact on Rural Development', organised by School of Industrial Fisheries,CUSAT,Cochin,5-7 December 1995 ed. by Hameed, M.S. et. al, 310-316 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1229
dc.description.abstract More than 1.25 lakh tonnes of crustacean waste is available for disposal from the shell fish processing industry in India anually. Chitin, polymer of (1-4) N-acetyl 0-glucosamine occurs in shell fish, clams, oysters, sqwd, fungi and infesects. Technologies are available in India and abroad for extraction of chitin and conversion of it to chitosan and other derivatives. The current interest in chitin, chitosan and their derivatives is related to the possibilities for their biological and biotechnological applications. Chitin and chitosan have applications in textile, paper, pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics, having potential to consume sizeable quantities of chitin and chitosan.European countries viz.Italy,Germany and France have pioneered in several valuable applications of chitin and its derivatives in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. A review of important applications are given in this paper. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cochin University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.subject Chitin en_US
dc.subject chitosan en_US
dc.subject derivatives en_US
dc.title Recent trends in the use of chitin, chitosan and their derivatives en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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