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One-step preparation of an antibacterial chitin/Zn composite from shrimp shells using urea-Zn(OAc)2·2H2O aqueous solution

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Abstract

A one-step method is proposed to prepare a chitin/Zn composite from shrimp shells using urea-Zn(OAc)2·2H2O aqueous solution as a decalcification, deproteinization, and Zn-introduction solvent. The chitin/Zn composite, which contained 34.7 wt% zinc, 1.2 wt% calcium carbonate and 1.6 wt% protein, was obtained under optimal conditions and exhibited an antibacterial effect.

Graphical abstract: One-step preparation of an antibacterial chitin/Zn composite from shrimp shells using urea-Zn(OAc)2·2H2O aqueous solution

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The article was received on 08 Mar 2018, accepted on 10 Apr 2018 and first published on 11 Apr 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00767E
Citation: Green Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    One-step preparation of an antibacterial chitin/Zn composite from shrimp shells using urea-Zn(OAc)2·2H2O aqueous solution

    M. Feng, X. Lu, K. Jiang, J. Zhang, J. Xin, C. Shi, K. Wang and S. Zhang, Green Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00767E

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