Pharm-Rx Chitosan

Chemical Name: Chitosan

CAS Number: 9012-76-4

Synonyms: poliglusam

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    Identification & Functionality

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    Chitosan is an unbranched binary polysaccharide consisting of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and D-glucosamine units linked in a β(1→4) manner. Chitosan is obtained by partial deacetylation of chitin, which is extracted from the shells of edible shrimps and crabs suitable for human use. Its degree of deacetylation is NLT 70.0% and NMT 95.0%.

    Chemical Structure

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    Applications & Uses

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    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    USP Reference Standards

    USP Chitosan RS

    Storage & Handling

    Storage Information

    Preserve in light-resistant and well-closed containers in a dry place, and store at a temperature below 30°.