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dc.contributor.authorJayakumar, R.-
dc.contributor.authorReis, R. L.-
dc.contributor.authorMano, J. F.-
dc.identifier.citationJayakumar, R., Reis, R. & Mano, J. (2013). Chemistry and Applications of Phosphorylated Chitin and Chitosan. e-Polymers, 6(1), pp. 447-462. Retrieved 8 Jun. 2017, from doi:10.1515/epoly.2006.6.1.447-
dc.description.abstractChitin and chitosan are natural based non-toxic, biodegradable and biocompatible polymers and have been used in biomedical areas in the form of sutures, wound healing materials and artificial skin, and for the sustained release of drugs as well as in various industrial applications. However, practical use of these polymers has been mainly confined to the unmodified forms. Recently, there has been a growing interest in chemical modification of chitin and chitosan to improve their solubility and widen their applications. Among them, phosphorylated chitin and chitosan have attracted considerable interest because of their various advantages: anti-inflammatory property, ability to form metal complexes, blood compatibility and formation of anionic polyelectrolyte hydrogels. The purpose of this review is to take a closer look of different synthetic methods of phosphorylated chitin and chitosan and their potential applications in environmental, food, fuel cell, and biomedical fields. Based on current research and existing products, some new and futuristic approaches in this context area are discussed.por
dc.description.sponsorshipR. Jayakumar acknowledges the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology for providing him a Post-Doc scholarship (SFRH/BPD/14670/2003). This work was partially supported by FCT Foundation for Science and Technology, through funds from the POCTI and/or FEDER program. This work was partially supported by the European Union funded STREP Project HIPPOCRATES (NMP3-CT-2003-505758).por
dc.publisherEuropean Polymer Federationpor
dc.titleChemistry and applications of phosphorylated chitin and chitosanpor
dc.subject.wosScience & Technologypor
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