N,N-Dilauryl chitosan: Synthesis and surface pressure-area isotherm

Mei Hua Xin, Min Wang, Ming Chun Li, Chao Liu, Duo Xian Sun, Masaya Mitsuishi, Tokuji Miyashita

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With sodium dodecyl sulfonate (SDS) as the phase transferring catalyst, N,N-Dilauryl chitosans with a high degree of alkyl group substitution were prepared and characterized by means of FTIR, 1H NMR and elemental analyses. The results indicate that the average degree of alkyl group substitution on the chitosan increases with decreasing the molecular weight of the chitosan. The fully N,N-Dilaurylated chitosan was found to be dissolvable in chloroform. The collapsed pressures of the samples derived from chitosan with 3000, 5000 and 10000 dalton are 47.6, 48.2 and 51.0 mN/m, respectively. The surface area occupied by the monomer unit (glucosamine) of all those samples is 0.6 nm2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Research in Chinese Universities
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar 1


  • Isotherm
  • N,N-Dilauryl chitosan
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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