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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(5), 6102-6116; doi:10.3390/ijms13056102

Physiochemical, Optical and Biological Activity of Chitosan-Chromone Derivative for Biomedical Applications

Department of Textile Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701, Korea
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Received: 10 April 2012 / Revised: 12 May 2012 / Accepted: 15 May 2012 / Published: 18 May 2012
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This paper describes the physiochemical, optical and biological activity of chitosan-chromone derivative. The chitosan-chromone derivative gels were prepared by reacting chitosan with chromone-3-carbaldehyde, followed by solvent exchange, filtration and drying by evaporation. The identity of Schiff base was confirmed by UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy and Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The chitosan-chromone derivative was evaluated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), photoluminescence (PL) and circular dichroism (CD). The CD spectrum showed the chitosan-chromone derivative had a secondary helical structure. Microbiological screening results demonstrated the chitosan-chromone derivative had antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli bacteria. The chitosan-chromone derivative did not have any adverse effect on the cellular proliferation of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF) and did not lead to cellular toxicity in MEFs. These results suggest that the chitosan-chromone derivative gels may open a new perspective in biomedical applications.
Keywords: chitosan; chitosan-chromone derivative; characterization; biomaterial chitosan; chitosan-chromone derivative; characterization; biomaterial
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Kumar, S.; Koh, J. Physiochemical, Optical and Biological Activity of Chitosan-Chromone Derivative for Biomedical Applications. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 6102-6116.

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