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Type of publication: conference paper
Type of publication (PDB): Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Mulerčikas, Povilas;Kazlauskaitė, Sonata;Kaya, Murat
Title: Chitin Extraction from Spider Waste Cuticle
Is part of: The vital nature sign [elektroninis išteklius] : 10th international scientific conference, May 19-20, 2016 Vilnius, Lithuania : abstract book. Kaunas : Vytautas Magnus university, 2016, [no. 10]
Extent: p. 90-90
Date: 2016
Keywords: Poecilotheria regalis;Chitin;SEM;FTIR;Exoskeleton
Abstract: After the molting process, the exoskeletons of spiders remain as a waste material. Here in this study it was tried to obtain chitin from these kinds of waste materials. Chitin is known as a biopolymer with its nontoxic, biodegradable and biocompatible nature. Thanks to these useful properties, it has large set of applications in medical, pharmacy, agriculture, textile, food and feed industries. In the present study, chitin was isolated from spider (Poecilotheria regalis) waste cuticle through chemical method (demineralization, deproteinization and decolorization). This isolated chitin was analyzed by FTIR and it was determined that the chitin is in alpha form. SEM analysis revealed that the obtained chitin was consisted of both fibers and rare pores. The chitin content was recorded as around 12% on dry basis
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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