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Myriad Functionalities in Science and Technology

Edited by Rajendra Dongre

RTM Nagpur University

Chitin is the second most abundant biopolymer after cellulose and is a resourceful copious and cheap biomaterial discovered in 1859 owing to significant industrial and technological utility. Raw chitin-chitosan resembles keratin in its biological functions. Chitin chemistry vastly developed via innate unparalleled biological features and exceptional physicochemical characters. Chitosan endures assorted chemical/physical modifications easily at free proactive functionalities, yet intact bulk properties are achieved through processing, viz., film, membrane, composite, hybrid, nanofibre, nanoparticle, hydrogel and scaffolds. Rapidly lessen bioresources signify chitosan as an option due to renewable eco-friendliness and drive embryonic myriad applications in S&T. Controlled surface modification in its flexible framework imparts advanced functionalized applications in science and technology developments. Chitosan-matrix is advantageous over biopolymers due to inherent economic, versatile and unequivocal portfolio from bio-molecule to quantum dots which traced its great journey in modern S&T. Overall, chitosan chemistry boosted R&D in countless domains like agriculture, biochemical, medicine, pharmaceutics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, material/food science, microbiology, biomedicine, bioengineering, biochemistry, bioprocessing and environment.

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Chitin-ChitosanMyriad Functionalities in Science and TechnologyEdited by Rajendra Dongre

Published: July 18th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71146

ISBN: 978-1-78923-407-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-406-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-519-6

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

14423 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

28 Web of Science Citations

49 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Multitask Portfolio of Chitin/Chitosan: Biomatrix to Quantum Dot

By Rajendra Sukhadeorao Dongre


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2. Carboxymethyl-Chitosan Cross-Linked 3- Aminopropyltriethoxysilane Membrane for Speciation of Toxic Chromium from Water

By Naoki Kano


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3. Chitosan-Clay Based (CS-NaBNT) Biodegradable Nanocomposite Films for Potential Utility in Food and Environment

By Asmae Laaraibi, Fatiha Moughaoui, Fouad Damiri, Amine Ouakit, Imane Charhouf, Souad Hamdouch, Abdelhafid Jaafari, Abdelmjid Abourriche, Noureddine Knouzi, Ahmed Bennamara and Mohammed Berrada


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4. A Review of Chitosan-Based Materials for the Removal of Organic Pollution from Water and Bioaugmentation

By Carlos Escudero-Oñate and Elena Martínez-Francés


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5. Chitosan’s Wide Profile from Fibre to Fabrics: An Overview

By Xue Luo and Li Li


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6. Blended Composites of Chitosan: Adsorption Profile for Mitigation of Toxic Pb (II) Ions from Water

By Asha H. Gedam, Prashil K. Narnaware and Vrushali Kinhikar


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7. Sewage Polluted Water Treatment via Chitosan: A Review

By Thomas Hahn and Susanne Zibek


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8. Chitosan-Based Green and Sustainable Corrosion Inhibitors for Carbon Steel

By Chandrabhan Verma, Arumugam Madhan Kumar, Mohammad Abu Jafar Mazumder and Mumtaz Ahmad Quraishi


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9. Overview of Electrospinned Chitosan Nanofiber Composites for Wound Dressings

By Claudia A. Vega-Cázarez, Dalia I. Sánchez-Machado and Jaime López-Cervantes


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10. Chitosan and Xyloglucan-Based Hydrogels: An Overview of Synthetic and Functional Utility

By Diana M. Martínez-Ibarra, Jaime López-Cervantes, Dalia I. Sánchez- Machado and Ana Sanches-Silva


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11. An Overview of Chitosan-Xanthan Gum Matrices as Controlled Release Drug Carriers

By Suha M. Dadou, Milan D. Antonijevic, Babur Z. Chowdhry and Adnan A. Badwan


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12. Ampicillin-Loaded Chitosan Nanoparticles for In Vitro Antimicrobial Screening on Escherichia coli

By Marilyn Porras-Gómez, Jose Vega-Baudrit and Santiago Núñez- Corrales


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13. Chitoneous Materials for Control of Foodborne Pathogens and Mycotoxins in Poultry

By Daniel Hernandez-Patlan, Bruno Solis-Cruz, Billy M. Hargis and Guillermo Tellez


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14. Chitosan: A Good Candidate for Sustained Release Ocular Drug Delivery Systems

By Lăcrămioara Popa, Mihaela Violeta Ghica, Cristina Elena Dinu-Pîrvu and Teodora Irimia


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15. Antifungal Activity of Chitosan against Postharvest Fungi of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

By Porfirio Gutierrez-Martinez, Aide Ledezma-Morales, Luz del Carmen Romero-Islas, Anelsy Ramos-Guerrero, Jovita Romero-Islas, Carolina Rodríguez-Pereida, Paloma Casas-Junco, Leonardo Coronado- Partida and Ramsés González-Estrada


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16. Chitin/Chitosan’s Bio-Fertilizer: Usage in Vegetative Growth of Wheat and Potato Crops

By Boukhlifi Fatima, Mamouni Fatima Zahrae and R. Razouk


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