Chitin
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Chitin
Alias
 
Category
Polymer surfactants-Sugar
CAS No.
1398-61-4
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: white powder.
Solubility: insoluble in water. soluble in concentrated hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat intravenous LD50: 50mg/Kg.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: Biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent film-forming, dispersing, emulsifying, thickening abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %,≥
80
 
*: Average molecular weight should be marked.
Major Uses
Mainly used in preparation of chitosan.
Bulking agent, abrasives, humectant in personal care products.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Use as slow-release agent.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:1398-61-4
Update: 20140911(1);

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