Review on the application of chitin and chitosan in chromatography

Małgorzata Maria Jaworska , Dorota Antos , Andrzej Górak


Chitin and chitosan have great potential to be applied in industrial scale separation processes because they are natural, renewal biopolymers that have the added benefits of being nontoxic and mechanically and chemically stable. They have been readily used in liquid chromatography as a stationary phase due to a variety of functional groups present in the unit of the polymer chain: an amine group at the C2 position, –CH3 moieties in the acetamido group at the C2 position, and –OH groups at the C3 and C6 positions. The biopolymers have been tested as a stationary phase for chromatographic separation of several compounds: metal cations, proteins, food compounds, drugs, or chiral mixtures. They have been used as a coating on silica or cellulose particles without any modification, or after modification with different substituents. The presented review outlines the state-of-the-art research pertaining to chitin and chitosan application in liquid chromatography.
Publication typeReview
Author Małgorzata Maria Jaworska (FCPE / DBBE)
Małgorzata Maria Jaworska,,
- Department of Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
, Dorota Antos
Dorota Antos,,
, Andrzej Górak - Politechnika Łódzka (PŁ)
Andrzej Górak,,
Journal seriesReactive & Functional Polymers, [Reactive and Functional Polymers], ISSN 1381-5148, e-ISSN 1873-166X
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number104606
Keywords in Englishchitin, chitosan, chromatography, recovery
ASJC Classification1303 Biochemistry; 1500 General Chemical Engineering; 1600 General Chemistry; 2304 Environmental Chemistry; 2505 Materials Chemistry; 2507 Polymers and Plastics
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 17-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.993; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 3.074 (2) - 2018=3.076 (5)
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