Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  12

Year :  2012

Pages :   1419-1423

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Synthesis of Water Soluble Chitosan from Marine Waste and Its Application in Wet Wipes Formulations



Address:   Nikhil D. Shirsat, Prof. (Mrs.) S. A. Momin*, Ashish A. Bandekar, Dr. (Mrs.) Usha Sayed.
Department of Oils, Oleochemicals and Surfactants Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga, Mumbai- 400019, Maharashtra (India).
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ABSTRACT:
Water soluble chitosan (WSC) was synthesized by using acetic anhydride and chitosan derived from prawn shells under an alkali catalytic condition. The formation of water soluble product was determined and confirmed by FTIR analysis and its solubility in water. This derivative of chitosan is then applied in the wet wipes formulation as a cleansing wipe. The sensory analysis of wet wipe formulation containing water soluble chitosan shows the enhanced performance characteristics of perfume ingredients in terms of hedonic and intensity scale.
KEYWORDS:
Water soluble chitosan, Prawns shell, FTIR, Wet wipes formulation, Sensory analysis, etc.
Cite:
Nikhil D. Shirsat, S. A. Momin, Ashish A. Bandekar, Usha Sayed. Synthesis of Water Soluble Chitosan from Marine Waste and Its Application in Wet Wipes Formulations. Asian J. Research Chem. 5(12): Dec., 2012; Page 1419-1423.
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