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Special Issue "Chemical Modification of Chitin and Chitosan and Their Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2023)

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


The research history of chitins, one of the most significant and abundant natural polysaccharides on Earth, started around 40 years ago. Since the 1980s, chitin and chitosan research (including D-glucosamine, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, and their oligomers) has progressed significantly across several aspects in both fundamental and industrial fields. For this Special Issue, “Chitins”, we are planning to produce a comprehensive and exciting series of articles that present breakthroughs in the innovative, scientific and industrial research in this field. The Special Issue covers the recent advances in all aspects of basic and applied scientific research on chitin, chitosan and their biomedical applications.


Dr. Hitoshi Sashiwa

Dr. Hitoshi Sashiwa
Guest Editor

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  • chitin
  • polysaccharides
  • chitosan
  • biomedical applications

Published Papers

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