Publication Type:

Journal Article


Macromolecular Symposia, Volume 264, Number 1, p.8-12 (2008)



Calcium solvent, Chitin hydrogel, chitinous/gelatin composite sheet, flow curve, Tensile strength


Abstract Chitin, a natural abundant polysaccharide, have been investigated as prospected biochemical material due to its several biological advantages. It is insoluble in the most of the organic solvents due to its rigid crystalline structure. However, chitin regenerated hydrogel (RG) has been prepared by using the saturated calcium solvent system under mild conditions. And also, swelling hydrogel (SG) was prepared by using water. In this study, we prepared the suspension of chitinous hydrogel, and applied to fabricated the chitinous compound/gelatin composite sheets. Additionally, N-acetyl D-(+)-glucosamine was added into some composite sheets. We investigated the mechanical properties and growth of NIH/3T3 fibroblast cell for the prepared composite sheet.

Cite this Research Publication

H. Nagahama, New, N., Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, Furuike, T., and Tamura, H., “Preparation of Chitinous Compound/Gelatin Composite and Their Biological Application”, Macromolecular Symposia, vol. 264, pp. 8-12, 2008.