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PREPARATION, MODIFICATION, AND APPLICATIONS OF CHITIN: A REVIEW

 
 

Chitin is a natural, renewable and biodegradable
polymer, the secondmost abundant natural polymer
after cellulose. Large amounts of this structural
material can be found in animals, in exoskeleton
shells of arthropods (crabs, shrimps and beetles),
internal flexible backbone of cephalopods, worms, webs of spiders, cell walls of fungi and yeasts.
Despite its easy accessibility, chitin is still an underutilized resource because of its bulk structure
and insolubility in water and common organic solvents.

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