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Chitin-Chitosan - Isolation, Properties, and Applications

Brajesh Kumar

TATA College, Kolhan University

Dr. Brajesh Kumar is a pioneering researcher in nanoscience and green chemistry. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists, Indian Science Congress Association, Dr. Kumar, and holder of two registered patents. Dr. Kumar is also included in the top 2% of the scientist list prepared by experts at Stanford University, USA.

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Currently, numerous biomaterials-based studies are being conducted, including research into chitin and chitosan, the second most abundant polysaccharide after cellulose. Chitin is obtained at an industrial scale from a variety of natural sources including, crustacean and insect exoskeletons, fungi cell walls, squid pen, etc. Chitosan is biodegradable, biocompatible, non-toxic, water-soluble under acidic conditions, and linear cationic amino polysaccharide derived from the deacetylation of chitin. It contains free amino and hydroxyl groups that can be functionalized by binding with the cationic and anionic groups. It has numerous applications, especially in the environmental remediation, biomedical, pharmaceutical, agriculture, and food industries.

This book will present an update of articles addressing isolation, properties, and certain applications of chitin and chitosan, including films, fibers, nanoparticles, composite materials, hydrogels, polymeric complexes, water purification, antimicrobials, textile, cosmetics, biosensors, nanoporous scaffolds, and membranes. We invite world-class researchers from around the world, industry, academia, government, and private research institutions are encouraged to publish research or review articles on chitin and chitosan.

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Date completed: March 23rd 2022

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Expected publication date: December 12th 2022

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Brajesh Kumar

TATA College, Kolhan University

Dr. Brajesh Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor and Head in the Post Graduate Department of Chemistry, TATA College, Chaibasa, India. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Delhi, India. His research interest is in the development of sustainable and eco-friendly techniques for (a) nanoparticles synthesis and their applications for environmental remediation, (b) active films of organic solar cells, (c) nanomedicine, (d) sensors, (e) natural product extraction, purification, and analysis,(f) natural polymers, (g) peptide chemistry, (h) microwave and ultrasound-assisted organic synthesis and (i) organic synthesis. Dr. Brajesh Kumar has been credited for different national and international fellowships and he has also worked as a faculty member in various universities of India, Ecuador, and South Korea. He has also published numerous SCI/ SCIE/ Scopus research articles (h index = 28, Citations 2690) and is also an active reviewer of more than 50 Journals. He is also included in the top 2% of the scientist list prepared by experts at Stanford University, USA.

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