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Chitin and Chitosan Film

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Macromolecular Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 403

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Division of Packaging Technology, School of Agro-Industry, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiang Mai University, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Interests: natural materials; biopolymers; nanocomposites and nanocoating; active and intelligent packaging; smart packaging; agricultural waste
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Interests: bio-polymer; applied polymer sciences; nanotechnology; pharmaceutics; thin film

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chitin or poly (β(1-4)-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine) is one of the most abundant polysaccharides found in nature. It can be found in the skeletal materials of crustaceans, the cuticles of insects, and the cell walls of various fungi. Chitosan is prepared by the chemical N-deacetylation of chitin. Both of them are observed to have biological functions and provide a great deal of their applications in biotechnology, medicine, agriculture, and packaging. Chitosan and its derivatives form good films and membranes. Chitosan and their derivatives’ films have the potential to be employed for packaging, particularly as an edible packaging as well as for pharmaceutical applications as a drug delivery system, etc. This Special Issue titled “Chitin and Chitosan Film” aims to gather studies concerning the preparation of chitin, chitosan, and their derivatives’ films, especially new methods for the preparation. The main topics of interest are the preparation of chitin, chitosan, or its derivatives’ films; the physical and chemical properties and biochemistry of chitin, chitosan and their derivatives’ films; and their applications in pharmaceutics, medicine, cosmetics, and the food industry.

Dr. Pornchai Rachtanapun
Dr. Pensak Jantrawut
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  • chitin
  • chitosan
  • polymeric film
  • packaging
  • pharmaceuticals and biomedicals

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