Chemical and Enzymatic Modification of Chitosan to Produce New Functional Materials with Improved Properties

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Abstract

Chitin and chitosan are natural biopolymers with applications in different areas. However, to broaden its application area, research is needed to impart new functionality, develop new and better materials and to explore the whole potential of chitin/chitosan derivatives. These derivatives can be made by chemical and enzymatic synthesis. Here, the main classes of chitosan derivatives obtained by using green and sustainable conversion routes and as much as possible using green and/or bio‐based chemicals for modification and their potential areas for application are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChitin and Chitosan
Subtitle of host publicationProperties and Applications
EditorsLambertus A.M. van den Broek, Carmen G. Boeriu
PublisherWiley
Chapter10
Pages245-258
ISBN (Electronic)9781119450467
ISBN (Print)9781119450436
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2019

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    Boeriu, C. G., & van den Broek, L. A. M. (2019). Chemical and Enzymatic Modification of Chitosan to Produce New Functional Materials with Improved Properties. In L. A. M. van den Broek, & C. G. Boeriu (Eds.), Chitin and Chitosan: Properties and Applications (pp. 245-258). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119450467.ch10