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.
|Title of host publication||Chitin and Chitosan|
|Subtitle of host publication||Properties and Applications|
|Editors||Lambertus A.M. van den Broek, Carmen G. Boeriu|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Nov 2019|
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