Advances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan by Hitoshi SashiwaAdvances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan by Hitoshi Sashiwa

Advances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan

Guest editorHitoshi Sashiwa, David Harding

Hardcover | December 31, 2015

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Recently, biomass-based polymers from renewable resources have received increasing focus
owing to the depletion of petroleum resources. Natural polysaccharides such as cellulose,
hemicellulose, and starch are among the candidates from natural resources for biomass
polysaccharide products including bioplastics. Although several kinds of neutral or anionic
polysaccharides such as chitin, alginic acid, hyaluronic acid, heparin, and chondroitin sulfate
exist in nature, natural cationic polysaccharides are quite limited. Chitin is second only to
cellulose as the most natural abundant polysaccharide in the world. Chitosan, the product
from the N-deacetylatation of chitin, appears to be the only natural cationic polysaccharide.
Therefore, chitin and chitosan due to their unique properties are expected to continue to offer
a vast number of possible applications for not only chemical or industrial use, but also
biomedicine. The research history on chitins, one of the most major and abundant natural
polysaccharides on earth, started around 1970. Since the 1980s, chitin and chitosan research
(including D-glucosamine, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, and their oligomers) has progressed
significantly over several stages in both fundamental research and industrial fields.

Title:Advances in Marine Chitin and ChitosanFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:484 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.44 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1.44 inPublished:December 31, 2015Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038421308

ISBN - 13:9783038421306


Table of Contents

The Effect of Substituent, Degree of Acetylation and Positioning of the Cationic Charge on the Antibacterial Activity of Quaternary Chitosan DerivativesSynthesis and Rheological Characterization of Water-Soluble Glycidyltrimethylammonium-ChitosanPreparation of Chitosan Nanocompositeswith a Macroporous Structure by Unidirectional Freezing and Subsequent Freeze-DryingThe Influence of 1-Butanol and Trisodium Citrate Ion on Morphology and ChemicalProperties of Chitosan-Based Microcapsules during Rigidification by Alkali TreatmentRecent Modifications of Chitosan for Adsorption Applications: A Critical and Systematic ReviewCo-Processed Chitin-Mannitol as a New Excipient for Oro-Dispersible TabletsDesign of Chitosan-Grafted Carbon Nanotubes: Evaluation of How the -OH Functional Group Affects Cs+ AdsorptionEmerging Biomedical Applications of Nano-Chitins and Nano-Chitosans Obtained via Advanced Eco-Friendly Technologies from Marine ResourcesDelivery of Berberine Using Chitosan/Fucoidan-Taurine Conjugate Nanoparticles forTreatment of Defective Intestinal Epithelial Tight Junction BarrierMucoadhesive Microparticles for Gastroretentive Delivery: Preparation, Biodistribution and Targeting EvaluationGlycol Chitosan-Based Fluorescent Theranostic Nanoagents for Cancer TherapyDesign of Chitosan and Its Water Soluble Derivatives-Based Drug Carriers with Polyelectrolyte ComplexesDoes the Use of Chitosan Contribute to Oxalate Kidney Stone Formation?Chitosan in Mucoadhesive Drug Delivery: Focus on Local Vaginal TherapyChitin and Chitosan as Direct Compression Excipients in Pharmaceutical ApplicationsInfluence of Molecular Weight and Degree of Deacetylation of Low Molecular Weight Chitosan on the Bioactivity of Oral Insulin Preparations Low Molecular Weight Chitosan-Insulin Polyelectrolyte Complex: Characterization and Stability StudiesBioproduction of Chitooligosaccharides: Present and PerspectivesSquid Pen Chitin Chitooligomers as Food Colorants AbsorbersChitin and Chitosan Preparation from Marine Sources. Structure, Propertiesand Applications