Analytical Methodologies of Chitosan in Functional Foods

Authored by: Liu Yi , Bai Yu , Liu Huwei

Handbook of Analysis of Active Compounds in Functional Foods

Print publication date:  January  2012
Online publication date:  January  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439815885
eBook ISBN: 9781439815908
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11653-23

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Abstract

Chitin/chitosan-based materials have become of great interest nowadays, not only as an underutilized resource, but also as functional materials of high potential in various fields. Owing to their unique chemical, physicochemical, and biological properties, they have a broad range of applications in the food industry In this chapter, a detailed description of the main analytical methodologies of chitosan-based materials in the food industry is given, with the recent spectroscopic techniques, imaging techniques, and chromatographic techniques highlighted

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