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Journal of Research in Chemistry


2021, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Preliminary investigation on kinetics on deprotenization of green crab shells for extraction of chitin


Author(s): Kirubanandan Shanmugam

Abstract: The green crab (Carcinus maenas) shell is the feedstock for numerous bio-products that are to be utilized in various applications. Chitin and Chitosan are the biopolymers from crab shells and its application in the design of medical devices such as drug delivery vehicle and tissue engineering construct. Deprotenization is one of the crucial steps in the extraction of chitin from green crab shell. The studies on the kinetic of deproteinization will be used in the reactor scale up and extraction scale up. The kinetic study clearly revealed that three step mechanism with evaluated rate constants from experimental data. The effects of temperature on the rate constant are also investigated. This investigation could lead to the scaling up the process for deprotenization.

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How to cite this article:
Kirubanandan Shanmugam. Preliminary investigation on kinetics on deprotenization of green crab shells for extraction of chitin. J Res Chem 2021;2(2):64-70.
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