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Marcin H. Struszczyk

Chitin and Chitosan. Part II. Applications of chitosan

Polimery 2002, No 6, 396


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2002.396

Summary

A review covering 131 refs. shows the applications of chitosan, ie., in water treatment, pulp and paper, medical and pharmaceutical materials, cosmetics, biotechnology, agriculture, food and feed additives, textile and membranes. Attention was focused on use of chitosan in papermaking. Commercial chitosan was described, with its various application forms [microcrystalline (MCCh), beads and membranes, chitosan fibres and textile containing chitosan].


Keywords: chitosan, application, useful forms

Marcin H. Struszczyk (1.06 MB)
Chitin and Chitosan. Part II. Applications of chitosan