Chitosan

Description : Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide composed of randomly distributed β-(1-4)-linked D-glucosamine and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine. It is made by treating shrimp and other crustacean shells with the alkali, sodium hydroxide.

Uses : Chitosan has a number of commercial and possible biomedical uses. It can be used in agriculture as a seed treatment and biopesticide, helping plants to fight off fungal infections. In winemaking it can be used as a fining agent, also helping to prevent spoilage. In industry, it can be used in a self-healingpolyurethane paint coating. In medicine, it may be useful in bandages to reduce bleeding and as an antibacterial agent; it can also be used to help deliver drugs through the skin.

Chitosan is a sugar that is obtained from the hard outer skeleton of shellfish, including crab, lobster, and shrimp

Effective for :

  • Gum disease (periodontitis). Some research suggests that applying chitosan ascorbate directly to the gums seems to help in the treatment of periodontitis.
  • Plastic surgery. Some research suggests that applying N-carboxybutyl chitosan directly to the affected area seems to help wound healing and reduce scar formation after plastic surgery.
  • Kidney failure. Some research suggests that taking chitosan by mouth may reduce high cholesterol, help to correct anemia, and improve physical strength, appetite, and sleep in people with kidney failure who are receiving long-term hemodialysis.

 

CHITOSAN
PRODUCT 652 242 P-80
FORM 100 MESH POWDER
COLOUR WHITISH IVORY
DENSITY > 0.60 GMS/ ML <0.30 GMS/ ML
VISCOSITY 100 ~ 20 CPS 100 ~ 80 CPS
DDA MIN. 90%
CADMIUM MAX. 0.5 PPM
MERCURY MAX. 0.10 PPM
MICROBIAL MAX. 1000 CFU/ GM
COLIFORMS NEGATIVE
STAPHYLOCOCCUS NEGATIVE
SALMONELLA NEGATIVE