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Chitin from Crustacean chitin, Practical grade


0210133491 0210133480 0210133410
Chitin is a cellulose-like biopolymer consisting predominantly of unbranched chains of b-(1-4)-2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose (also named N-acetyl-D-glucosamine) residues. It is found in fungi, yeasts, marine invertebrates and arthropods, where it is a principal component in the exoskeletons. May be regarded as a derivative of cellulose, in which the C-2 hydroxyl groups have been replaced by acetamido residues.

  • Presentation: Brown Powder
  • Format: Unbleached Brown Powder

Chitin, a β(1,4) polymer chain of N-acetyl-D glucosamine, is used as a substrate to identify, differentiate and characterize chitinase(s) and chitin deacetylase(s). Chitin may be used as a viscosity/thickening agent or binder.

Soluble in concentrated HCl, H3SO4 or anhydrous acetic acid; practically insoluble in water, dil. acids, dil. and concentrated alkalies, alcohol and other organic solvents. There are substantial variations in solubility.

Formula: C₃₀H₅₀N₄O₁₉
MW: 233,26
Storage Temperature: Ambient
MDL Number: MFCD00466914
CAS Number: 1398-61-4
Specification Test Results
Identity Test Passes
FTIR Conforms to Standard
Ash 1.05%
Moisture 2.30%



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