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Aklog Yihun Fantahun Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tottori University
Nagae, Tomone Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tottori University
Esterification with maleic anhydride
Esterification with maleic anhydride significantly improved the mechanical disintegration of chitin into uniform 10-nm nanofibers. Nanofibers with 0.25° of esterification were homogeneously dispersed in basic water due to the carboxylate salt on the surface. Esterification proceeded on the surface and did not affect the relative crystallinity. A cast film of the esterified chitin nanofibers was highly transparent, since the film was free from light scattering.
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Aklog, Yihun Fantahun. Nagae, Tomone. Izawa, Hironori. et al. Preparation of chitin nanofibers by surface esterification of chitin with maleic anhydride and mechanical treatment. Carbohydrate Polymers. 153. 55-59. 2016-11-20.