What is chitin?
Chitin is a polysaccharide found in the outer skeleton of insects, crabs, shrimps, and lobsters and in the internal structures of other invertebrates. Chitin is composed of ß(1-4) linked units of the amino sugar N-acetyl-glucosamine, and is the main source of production of chitosan, which is used in a number of applications, such as a flocculating agent, a wound healing agent, a sizing and strengthening agent for paper, and a delivery vehicle for pharmaceuticals and genes.
What is EUCHIS?
The European Chitin Society (EUCHIS) is a non-profit organization, whose objective is to encourage basic and applied scientific studies of all aspects of chitin, including chitosan, derivatives of chitin and chitosan, and related enzymes.
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