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Medicine Research ›› 2019, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (3): 190013-0.DOI: 10.21127/yaoyimr20190013

Special Issue: Marine Drugs

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Review on Adaptation between Biomaterials Function of Chitosan and Its Structure

Bailei Lia and Wenhui Wu*,a,b,c   

  1. a College of Food Science and Technology, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China
    b Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Aquatic-Product Processing & Preservation, Shanghai 201306, China
    c National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Food Science and Engineering, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China
  • Received:2019-12-12 Revised:2019-12-20 Online:2019-12-20 Published:2020-02-01
  • Contact: whwu@shou.edu.cn (W. W.)
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Abstract: Chitosan is a kind of amino polysaccharide biopolymer with good film-forming, biocompatibility, biodegradability, bacteriostasis and nontoxic, obtained from the deacetylation of chitin, which contains abundant active amino and hydroxyl groups. With creative properties, functions and various applications especially in the biomedical field, chitosan is mainly used as pharmaceutical membrane, gel, microsphere (microcapsule), nanoparticle, drug and gene delivery, etc. This minireview provides an overview on the structure and properties of chitosan, the applications of chitosan biomaterials is introduced, and its research and development in the biomedical field are prospected.


Key words: chitosan, structure, properties, biomaterials, applications

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