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C7170

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Chitin from shrimp shells

practical grade, powder

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Synonym(s):
Poly-(1→4)-β-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine
CAS Number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

biological source

shrimp (Pandalus borealis)

Quality Level

grade

practical grade

form

powder

color

white to beige

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

CC(=O)N[C@@H]1[C@H](O)O[C@@H](CO)[C@H](O)[C@H]1O

InChI

1S/C8H15NO6/c1-3(11)9-5-7(13)6(12)4(2-10)15-8(5)14/h4-8,10,12-14H,2H2,1H3,(H,9,11)/t4?,5?,6?,7?,8-/m1/s1

InChI key

OVRNDRQMDRJTHS-WTZNIHQSSA-N

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Chitin from shrimp shells BioReagent, suitable for analysis of chitinase, purified powder

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Chitin from shrimp shells

Essential+ Grade
Chitosan from shrimp shells, practical grade

Sigma-Aldrich

417963

Chitosan

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Chitosan from shrimp shells, ≥75% (deacetylated)

Sigma-Aldrich

C3646

Chitosan

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grade

practical grade

grade

-

grade

practical grade

grade

-

form

powder

form

purified powder

form

solid

form

powder or flakes

color

white to beige

color

yellow to tan

color

-

color

white to beige

storage temp.

room temp

storage temp.

-

storage temp.

-

storage temp.

room temp

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Application

Chitin from shrimp shells is suitable for analysis of chitinase. It is a polysaccharide composed of N-acetyl-D-glucomasine that can also be used for the manufacture of glucosamine and chitosan.
Chitin from shrimp shells, a long-chain polymer of a β-1,4 linked N-acetylglucosamine residues, may be used to study its physicochemical properties and role in the formation of arthropod exoskeletons. It may be used to identify and characterize chitinase(s) and chitin deacetylase(s) and as a control to study the structure of chitins from other species. It may be used in chitin asthma and allergy research. Chitin may be used as a viscosity/thickening agent or binder.

Quality

Requires purification prior to use as a substrate for chitinase.

Other Notes

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Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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