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Evaluation of different factors affecting antimicrobial properties of chitosan

Hosseinnejad, M. and Jafari, S.M. (2016) Evaluation of different factors affecting antimicrobial properties of chitosan. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 85. pp. 467-475.

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Abstract

Chitosan as one of the natural biopolymers with antimicrobial activities could be a good choice to be applied in many areas including pharmaceuticals, foods, cosmetics, chemicals, agricultural crops, etc. There have been many studies in the literature which show this superb polymer is dependent on many factors to display its antimicrobial properties including the environmental conditions such as pH, type of microorganism, and neighbouring components; and its structural conditions such as molecular weight, degree of deacetylation, derivative form, its concentration, and original source. In this review, after a brief explanation of antimicrobial activity of chitosan and its importance, we will discuss the factors affecting the antimicrobial properties of this biopolymer based on recent studies. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 3
Uncontrolled Keywords: cation; chitin; chitosan; chitosan derivative, antimicrobial activity; complex formation; concentration (parameters); deacetylation; food composition; microorganism; molecular weight; nonhuman; pH; Review
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 07:01
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 07:56
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4565

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