Study of interaction between chitosan and active carbon in view of optimising composite gels devoted to heal injuries
1 Material Environment and Energy Laboratory, Science Faculty of Gafsa, 2112, Gafsa University, Gafsa, Tunisia
2 Physical Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Science Faculty of Sfax, 3018, Sfax University, Sfax, Tunisia
3 E M I, UMR 5635 CNRS, ENSCM, UM2, University of Montpellier 2, CC 047, Place Eugéne Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
4 AIME, ICGM, UMR 5253, University of Montpellier 2, CC 1500, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 – France
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In order to develop biomaterials useful in reconstructive surgery, mechanism of adsorption of chitosan onto activated carbon has been investigated. Activated carbons have been characterised using SEM, NH3 adsorption and 129Xe NMR spectroscopy. Adsorption of chitosan on activated carbon in acid aqueous solution increases when the degree of acetylation of chitosan decreases. Sterilization does not modify the adsorption capacity of the studied sample of activated carbon.
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