Chitosan and its Derivatives: Synthesis Strategy and Applications
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Tecia V. Carvalho, Raphaela V. Barreto, Alysson L. Angelim, Samantha Pinheiro Costa, Walderly M. Bezerra, Francisco E. A. Melo, Afrânio A. Craveiro, Gloria Maria Marinho da Silva Sampaio, Gilberto Dantas Saraiva, Vicente de Oliveira Sousa Neto, Vania M.M. Melo and Ronaldo Ferreira do Nascimento
This chapter provides a recent description of chemical synthesis,
encapsulation of chitosan microspheres and the incorporation of microorganisms
involving technological advances to bioremediation of inorganic and organic
environmental pollutants as well as their antimicrobial activity. In addition, the
potential of chitosan and their derivatives in the bioremediation of water polluted by oil
spills, heavy metals, dyes, phenols and pesticides is explored.
Antimicrobial Chitosan, Bacterial Consortium, Bioaugmentation,
Bioremediation, Carboxymethyl Chitosans, Chitosan Beads, Chitosan- Metal
composites, Grafted Chitosans, Pollutants, Synthesis of Chitosan Derivatives.
Departamento de Quimica Analítica e Físico Química, Universidade Federal do Ceara- UFC, CEP: 60455-760, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.