Depolymerization of N-succinyl-chitosan by hydrochloric acid

Yoshinori Kato, Hiraku Onishi, Yoshiharu Machida

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N-Succinyl-chitosan (1) was depolymerized with 7.5 M aqueous HCl at room temperature or 3.3 M aqueous HCl at 40°C and the molecular weights (MW) of the products were determined by size-exclusion chromatography-multi angle light scattering (SEC-MALS) and their viscometric features were investigated. The intrinsic viscosity ([η]) obtained at the concentration of 0.1-0.3% (w/v) in saline showed a linear relationship between log[η] and logMW, which provided the coefficients in the Mark-Houwink equation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-564
Number of pages4
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Acid treatment
  • Depolymerization
  • Molecular weight (MW)
  • N-Succinyl-chitosan
  • Viscometric feature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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