4. Chitosan and Chitosan Blends as Antimicrobials

  1. José M. Lagarón2,
  2. María J. Ocio2,3 and
  3. Amparo López-Rubio2
  1. Patricia Fernandez-Saiz

Published Online: 22 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118150887.ch4

Antimicrobial Polymers

Antimicrobial Polymers

How to Cite

Fernandez-Saiz, P. (2011) Chitosan and Chitosan Blends as Antimicrobials, in Antimicrobial Polymers (eds J. M. Lagarón, M. J. Ocio and A. López-Rubio), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118150887.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Valencia, Spain

  2. 3

    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Spain

Author Information

  1. Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), CSIC, Burjassot, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470598221

Online ISBN: 9781118150887

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Keywords:

  • chitosan blends, as biocide agents;
  • water-resistant chitosan-based packaging;
  • antimicrobial packaging, food shelf life

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Properties of Chitosan

  • Limitations of Chitosan

  • Understanding the Biocide Properties of Chitosan Films

  • Designing Water-Resistant Chitosan-Based Films

  • Active Antimicrobial Packaging Based on Chitosan

  • Chitosan-Based Systems in Biomedical Applications

  • Future Perspectives

  • References