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Perspectives and Challenges of Using Chitosan in Various Biological Applications

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine

Publisher : Advances in Polymer Science

Source : Advances in Polymer Science, Volume 287, p.1-22. (2021)

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ISBN : 9783030838072

Keywords : antimicrobial, Biosensors, chitosan, hemostatic, tissue engineering, Wound dressings

Campus : Kochi

School : Center for Nanosciences

Center : Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Move, Nanosciences

Department : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine

Year : 2021

Abstract : Chitosan is a cationic biopolymer that is derived from chitin by the alkaline deacetylation technique. It has randomly distributed d-glucosamine and N-Acetyl-d-glucosamine units in its backbone. Due to the presence of primary hydroxyl and amino groups, chitosan can be modified into various derivatives with desired functionalities. Chitosan and its derivatives are considered as potential biomaterials to be utilized in various biological applications because of their easy availability, nontoxicity, biocompatibility, biodegradability, and gelling properties. This chapter provides a detailed review on the current status and challenges of using chitosan-based materials as biosensors, food coatings, drug delivery carriers, antimicrobial agents, wound dressings, hemostatic agents, and tissue engineering scaffolds.

Cite this Research Publication : Sivashanmugam Amirthalingam, Arun Kumar Rajendran, Prabaharan Mani, and Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, “Perspectives and Challenges of Using Chitosan in Various Biological Applications”, Advances in Polymer Science, vol. 287, pp. 1-22., 2021.

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