Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. George A. F. Roberts
    Pages 1-53
  3. George A. F. Roberts
    Pages 54-84
  4. George A. F. Roberts
    Pages 85-115
  5. George A. F. Roberts
    Pages 116-202
  6. George A. F. Roberts
    Pages 203-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 330-350

About this book


The book presents a comprehensive and critical account of the chemistry of chitin and chitosan. The first three chapters cover chemical structure and morphology, including that of chitin-protein complexes of native chitin, the isolation of chitin and the preparation of chitosan, and methods of analysis for both polymers. The fourth and largest chapter deals with their derivatisation whilst further aspects of their chemistry such as acid-base properties, metal ion adsorption, degradation, solubility, solution behaviour and gelation, are dealt with in the final two chapters.


adsorption chemistry morphology

Authors and affiliations

  • George A. F. Roberts
    • 1
  1. 1.Nottingham PolytechnicUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-11547-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-11545-7
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