A Simple Colorimetric Method for the Evaluation of Chitosan
Mohamed Abou-Shoer
DOI: 10.4236/ajac.2010.12012   PDF    HTML     13,281 Downloads   25,118 Views   Citations


A simple sensitive and rapid colorimetric method has been developed, and herein described, for the qualitative and quantitative chemical assessment of the commercially available chitosan products. The described method relies on the reactivity of the basic amino function of chitosan with the acid dye bromocresol purple. The applied technique allows assessment of variability and selectivity changes in the quality of the marketed chitosan products.

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Abou-Shoer, M. (2010) A Simple Colorimetric Method for the Evaluation of Chitosan. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 1, 91-94. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2010.12012.

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