Chitosan is labeled with rhodamine, Ex/Em wavelength 552/575 nm. The rhodamine used in all of polysaccharide products is 5/6-carboxy-tetramethyl-rhodamine, (5/6-TAMRA). 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 rhodamine dyes such as Texas Red, Sulforhodamine 101 is available through our custom synthesis.
Chitosan is produced by deacetylation of chitin, which is the structural element in the exoskeleton of crustaceans (such as crabs and shrimp) and cell walls of fungi. The degree of deacetylation (%DD) can be determined by NMR spectroscopy from 60 to 100%.Chitosan products are characterized by either its MW or its viscosity. The amino group in chitosan has a pKa value of ~6.5.
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