ABSTRACT: Chitosan films were prepared using 3 chitosan molecular weights and 4 organic acid solvents without plasticizer. Tensile strength (TS) and elongation (E) ranged from 6.7 to 150.2 MPa, and from 4.1 to 117.8%, respectively. Water vapor permeability (WVP) and oxygen permeability (OP) ranged from 0.3 to 0.7 ng-m/m2-s-Pa and OP from 0.4 to 5.8 × 10 −8 cc/m2-day-atm, respectively. TS increased with chitosan molecular weight. Acetic acid resulted in the toughest films followed by malic, lactic, and citric acid, respectively. Films prepared with citric acid had the highest E values. WVP was not influenced significantly by the molecular weight of chitosan. OP of films prepared with malic acid was the lowest, followed by acetic, lactic, and citric acid.