A preface to the chitosan—biopolymer, its origin, and properties

Josue Juarez, Mario Almada, Jaime Ibarra, David Encinas-Basurto, Marco Antonio López-Mata

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Biopolymers have played different and important roles in human history. First, these macromolecules were used as raw materials to cover primary necessities. Nowadays, the uses and applications of biopolymers (proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides) are broad, encompassing various fields of science, industry, and technology. Among polysaccharides, chitosan is of great interest in the fields of material science, chemistry, engineering, agriculture, medicine, and pharmacology, to the development of novel functional materials and devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChitosan-Based Hybrid Nanomaterials
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780443218910
ISBN (Print)9780443218927
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024

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  • Biopolymers
  • chitin
  • chitosan
  • macromolecules
  • polysacharides


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