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MIPT's researchers come up with clean technology to make low molecular weight chitosan

April 3, 2017
Researchers at MIPT have developed a new technique for obtaining low molecular weight water-soluble chitin and chitosan. The proposed method relies on chitin and chitosan degradation by electron-beam plasma in a special plasmachemical reactor, which was designed and tested by the team. The new technology reduces the time needed to produce water-soluble oligosaccharides of chitin and chitosan from several days to minutes. It also has the advantage of being environmentally friendly. Read more
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