Comparison of Extraction Methods of Chitin and Chitosan from Different Sources

  • Alef Ibram Romvac Company S.A., 7 Centurii Road, Voluntari, RO 77190 Ilfov, România,
  • Ana-Maria Ionescu
  • Emin Cadar

Abstract

Chitin and chitosan have become of great interest not only as underutilized resources, but also as new functional materials of high potential in various fields. The methods of isolating chitosan from different sources: shrimp (Panaeus monodon), crab (Scylla olivicea and Scylla serrata), locust (Schistocerca gregaria), honeybee (Apis mellifera), beelte (Calosoma rugosa) and fish (Labeo rohita) were compared. The same steps of demineralization and deproteinization were followed for the chemical extraction of chitin, but the concentration of reagents, the temperatures and reaction times were varied, which resulted in chitosans with different degrees of deacetylation.
Published
Apr 15, 2021
How to Cite
IBRAM, Alef; IONESCU, Ana-Maria; CADAR, Emin. Comparison of Extraction Methods of Chitin and Chitosan from Different Sources. European Journal of Medicine and Natural Sciences, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 44-56, apr. 2021. ISSN 2601-6400. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejmn/article/view/4967>. Date accessed: 11 may 2021.