Polysciences' Chitosan, poly(D-glucosamine), is a highly pure multifunctional cationic polymer prepared by deacetylation of chitin. It is odorless and colorless product with minimum 85% degree of deacetylation.Chitosan has great potential in biomedical applications due to its excellent non-cytotoxicity profile, biodegradability, biocompatibility, non-allergenicity, mucoadhesive property and ease of modification. It is soluble in water at low (4-6) pH and variety of acids, but insoluble at neutral and alkaline pH values.
- Molecular Weight:
- 1% solution >90 cPs
- Soluble In:
- dilute organic and inorganic acids.
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- Harmless-use normal precautions
- Exercise normal care
- Store at room temperature