IIUM Repository

Facile extraction of chitin and chitosan from shrimp shell

Hisham, Firzanah and Mohd Hatta, Maziati Akmal and Ahmad, Farah and Ahmad, Kartini (2021) Facile extraction of chitin and chitosan from shrimp shell. In: 3rd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Science, IConMEAS 2020, 28 December - 30 December 2020, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy
PDF (scopus) - Supplemental Material
Download (262kB) | Preview
PDF (wos) - Supplemental Material
Download (268kB) | Preview


In this study, the chitin and chitosan were extracted from shrimp shell through two-steps acid and alkaline treatment. The shrimp shell was deproteinized by 1 Mof sodium hydroxide and demineralised by 1%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5% of hydrochloric acid, respectively. The produced chitin was characterized by FTIR and FESEM. FTIR depicted that the chitin extracted from shrimp shell was in a-chitin isomorph. The surface morphology of chitin was found to increase with an increase in acid concentration. The chitosan film with rod-like micro-structure was produced when dissolved in 2% of acetic acid. It was shown that chitosan with 65% of DD was successfully produced using this chemical route.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 8252/88519
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chitin, Chitosan, Deproteinization, Degree of acetylation, Shrimp shell.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK452 Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Dr Maziati Akmal
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2021 11:38
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 15:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/88519

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year