Next Article in Journal
Hydrogel of Ketoconazole and PAMAM Dendrimers: Formulation and Antifungal Activity
Next Article in Special Issue
MALDI-TOF MS Analysis of Native and Permethylated or Benzimidazole-Derivatized Polysaccharides
Previous Article in Journal
A New Isorhamnetin Glycoside and Other Phenolic Compounds from Callianthemum taipaicum
Previous Article in Special Issue
Chemical Characteristics and Antioxidant Properties of Crude Water Soluble Polysaccharides from Four Common Edible Mushrooms
Molecules 2012, 17(4), 4604-4611; doi:10.3390/molecules17044604
Article

Extraction and Characterization of Chitin from the Beetle Holotrichia parallela Motschulsky

, , , , , , ,  and *
Received: 6 March 2012; in revised form: 31 March 2012 / Accepted: 11 April 2012 / Published: 17 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Polysaccharides: Chemistry, Bioactivity and Analysis)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [2239 KB, uploaded 18 June 2014]   |   Browse Figures
Abstract: Insect chitin was isolated from adult Holotrichia parallela by treatment with 1 M HCl and 1 M NaOH, following by 1% potassium permanganate solution for decolorization. The yield of chitin from this species is 15%. This insect chitin was compared with the commercial a-chitin from shrimp, by infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and elemental analysis. Both chitins exhibited similar chemical structures and physicochemical properties. Adult H. parallela is thus a promising alternative source of chitin.
Keywords: insect; chitin; Holotrichia parallela; characterization; extraction insect; chitin; Holotrichia parallela; characterization; extraction
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Liu, S.; Sun, J.; Yu, L.; Zhang, C.; Bi, J.; Zhu, F.; Qu, M.; Jiang, C.; Yang, Q. Extraction and Characterization of Chitin from the Beetle Holotrichia parallela Motschulsky. Molecules 2012, 17, 4604-4611.

AMA Style

Liu S, Sun J, Yu L, Zhang C, Bi J, Zhu F, Qu M, Jiang C, Yang Q. Extraction and Characterization of Chitin from the Beetle Holotrichia parallela Motschulsky. Molecules. 2012; 17(4):4604-4611.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Liu, Shaofang; Sun, Jie; Yu, Lina; Zhang, Chushu; Bi, Jie; Zhu, Feng; Qu, Mingjing; Jiang, Chen; Yang, Qingli. 2012. "Extraction and Characterization of Chitin from the Beetle Holotrichia parallela Motschulsky." Molecules 17, no. 4: 4604-4611.


Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert