Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Biotechnology Advances, Volume 29, Number 3, p.322-337 (2011)

URL:

http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79952700273&partnerID=40&md5=ef4feca960512a8c673716792ba8a758

Keywords:

Anti-fungal, Artificial, artificial membrane, bandage, Bandages, Biological materials, carbohydrate analysis, Carbohydrate Sequence, chitin, chitosan, Hydrogels, injury, literature review, Medical applications, membrane, Membranes, molecular genetics, Molecular Sequence Data, Nanofibers, Oxygen, review, Sponges, Wound dressings, wounding, Wounds and Injuries

Abstract:

Wound dressing is one of the most promising medical applications for chitin and chitosan. The adhesive nature of chitin and chitosan, together with their antifungal and bactericidal character, and their permeability to oxygen, is a very important property associated with the treatment of wounds and burns. Different derivatives of chitin and chitosan have been prepared for this purpose in the form of hydrogels, fibers, membranes, scaffolds and sponges. The purpose of this review is to take a closer look on the wound dressing applications of biomaterials based on chitin, chitosan and their derivatives in various forms in detail. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.

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Cite this Research Publication

Ra Jayakumar, Prabaharan, Mb, Kumar, P. TaSudheesh, Nair, S. Va, and Tamura, Hc, “Biomaterials based on chitin and chitosan in wound dressing applications”, Biotechnology Advances, vol. 29, pp. 322-337, 2011.