Exploring the Versatility of Biopolymer Chitin and Chitosan

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 1150

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Dear Colleagues,

Chitin, the second most abundant natural biopolymer after cellulose, is often used as a precursor for producing ‘Chitosan’ and its derivatives. Chitin and Chitosan are highly biocompatible, and are commercially used in water treatment, agriculture, dietary, cosmetics and other environmental applications. In the biomedical industry, Chitosan is also used as a coagulant for hemostatic treatments and wound dressing to control emergency bleeding. Chitin and chitosan have garnered significant attention in recent years due to their unique properties and diverse applications in various industries. Currently, crustacean is a major source of Chitin. Depending on the source of extraction, Chitin can adopt many different structural conformations (i.e., α, β and γ Chitin) and display different morphologies, which have undiscovered properties and functions. This Special Issue aims to explore the multifaceted world of Chitin and Chitosan, provides a comprehensive overview of Chitin and Chitosan research, and fosters discussions that contribute to their sustainable utilization and innovation. This Special Issue features research on the methodologies, material characterization and analyses of Chitinous materials, with a particular focus on sustainable production methods and novel applications.

Dr. Yuen-Ki Cheong
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • chitin
  • chitosan
  • biopolymer
  • black soldier fly
  • crustaceous
  • advanced materials
  • sustainable production

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