Special Issue "Chitin and Chitosan: Derivatives and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: biopolymers; wound dressing; enzyme immobilization; polyelectrolyte ions exchange polymer membranes; drug delivery; antimicrobial; anti-inflammatory; protein separation
Interests: degradation of high molar mass hyaluronan by reactive oxygen species; chitosan and its derivatives; skin wound healing; effects of antioxidants and drugs
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Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Application of Chitosan and Hyaluronan in Medicine
Interests: antimicrobial polymers; polysaccharides; wound dressing; natural polymers; functionalization of polymers
Chitin is a natural linear polysaccharide composed of β-(1–4)-poly-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine units. Chitin has a wide distribution in many species, including crustaceans and insect exoskeletons, as well as in some bacterial and fungal cell walls. Chitosan is another nitrogen-containing polysaccharide consisting of β-(1–4)-poly-D-glucosamine units. Chitosan has been found in many fungi species. It can also be prepared commercially via a simple deacetylation process of chitin.
Both chitin and chitosan derivatives have excellent biological properties, including being nontoxic, mucoadhesive, hemocompatible, and biodegradable and possessing antitumor, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. These properties make them attractive biomaterials for different applications, especially in medicine. The examination of chitin derivatives in medicinal and other fields is of high interest, as has been documented in numerous papers in the last few years.
This Special Issue titled “Chitin and Chitosan: Derivatives and Applications” aims to gather studies concerning chitin, chitosan, and their derivatives. The main topics of interest are the preparation of chitin, chitosan, or its derivatives and their applications in medicine, cosmetics, the food industry, water treatments, etc. and the effects of these compounds against reactive oxygen species. For this Special Issue, high-quality research papers will be accepted along with review papers summarizing the state of the art of a specific area of this field of research.Prof. Dr. Mohamed Samir Mohyeldin
Dr. Katarína Valachová
Dr. Tamer M Tamer
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- functionalized chitin and chitosan
- chitin and chitosan derivatives
- medicinal applications