Prasanna S. Bakshi
Biocompatible materialNuclear chemistryAlkylationNanotechnologyEnvironmentally friendlyChemistryBiocompatibilityBiomaterialChitosanChitinNatural polymersAlkyl substitutionTrimethyl chitosanCrystallinityAntimicrobialZeta potential
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Abstract Amongst the natural polymers, chitin is the second most abundant, present mainly in fungi and exoskeleton of crustaceans. It forms a major part of the seafood waste as compiled and presented in this review and is de-acetylated to produce chitosan. Structure and properties of chitosan have been described. Biocompatible and biodegradable characteristics of chitosan have been well studied. In addition to the environmental sustainability associated with its use, the malleability of chitosan...
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Abstract N-selective derivatives of chitosan (CH) namely, N-methyl chitosan (NMC), trimethyl chitosan (TMC), diethyl methyl chitosan (DEMC) and carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC) were synthesized to study the effects of alkylation on antimicrobial property and biocompatibility. The derivatives were characterized by FT-IR confirming O-free alkyl substitution. XRD studies showed reduction in crystallinity and zeta potential measurement proved the increase in positive charges upon alkylation. Antimicrobi...
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