Chitin (shrimp shells)

CAS: 1398-61-4
Molecular Formula: (C8H13NO5)n

High purity Chitin (shrimp shells) for use in research, biochemical enzyme assays and in vitro diagnostic analysis.

This substrate is recommended for the assay of endo-chitinase using reducing sugar methods.

Synonyms: beta-(1,4)-2-Acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose; Poly-(1,4)-β-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine.

Stability: > 10 years at room temperature.

Equivalent to Sigma product Chitin from shrimp (#C9752).

Product Code
1 gram

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A chitin deacetylase of Podospora anserina has two functional chitin binding domains and a unique mode of action.

Hoßbach, J., Bußwinkel, F., Kranz, A., Wattjes, J., Cord-Landwehr, S. & Moerschbacher, B. M. (2017). Carbohydrate Polymers, 183, 1-10.