The influence of chitin structure on its enzymatic deacetylation

Małgorzata Maria Jaworska , Geaorge A. F. Roberts


The possibility of producing chitosan by enzymatic deacetylation of chitin has been the subject of numerous investigations over the last twenty years, but to date no satisfactory method has been developed. In this paper the influence of chitin chain conformation and chitin particle crystallinity on the enzymatic deacetylation of chitin is investigated to determine the relative importance of these two factors on the process. It is shown that the high crystallinity of chitin is the main obstacle to converting chitin to chitosan by enzymatic deacetylation.
Author Małgorzata Maria Jaworska (FCPE / DBBE)
Małgorzata Maria Jaworska,,
- Department of Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
, Geaorge A. F. Roberts
Geaorge A. F. Roberts,,
Journal seriesChemical and Process Engineering , [Inżynieria Chemiczna i Procesowa], ISSN 0208-6425
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishchitin, chitin deacetylase, enzymatic deacetylation, structure, crystallinity, conformation
ASJC Classification1500 General Chemical Engineering; 1600 General Chemistry
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
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ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 04-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 04-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 3; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.855; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.971 (2) - 2016=0.925 (5)
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