Chitosan is labeled with fluorescein (FITC), Ex/Em wavelength 494/518 nm. Purity: >95% powder. Standard Degree of substitution (DoS): 1 mol % substitution and at least one dye molecule per polymer. Chitosan labeled with other types of fluorescent dyes may be offered through our custom synthesis.
Chitosan is produced by deacetylationÂ ofÂ chitin, which is the structuralÂ elementÂ in theÂ exoskeletonÂ ofÂ crustaceansÂ (such as crabs and shrimp) and cell walls ofÂ fungi. The degree of deacetylation (%DD) can be determined byÂ NMR spectroscopy from 60 to 100%.Chitosan products are characterized by either its MW or its viscosity.Â TheÂ aminoÂ group in chitosan has aÂ pKaÂ value of ~6.5.
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