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Carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC)

Properties of CMC:

  • water soluble (pH>7)
  • antibacterial
  • antitumor
  • antioxidant
  • antifungal

Applications of CMC:

  • Wound treatment
  • drug transport and release (e.g. nanoparticles)
  • Tissue engineering - bone tissue
  • Hydrogels
  • cosmetics

We offer N,O-carboxymethylchitosan in our three product lines Chitoscience®, Chitoceuticals®, and Chitoceuticals® GMP compliant.

In the table below, you will find an overview of the CMC product specifications available at HMC.

 Carboxymethylchitosan Chitoscience®
Chitoceuticals® Chitoceuticals®
GMP compliant
Article number 43002 44002 45002
Appearance of solid product white to almost white white to almost white white to almost white
Appearance of solution clear, colorless to
slightly yellowish
clear, colorless to
slightly yellowish
clear, colorless to
slightly yellowish
Dry matter content [%] ≥ 90 ≥ 90  ≥ 90
Degree of Deacetylation [%] 80-95 80-95 80-95
Viscosity [mPa-s] 5-300 5-300 5-300
pH 7 - 9 7 - 9 7 - 9
Ash content [%] ≤ 1 ≤ 1 ≤ 1
Insolubles [%]   ≤ 2 ≤ 2
Heavy Metals [ppm]      
Hg ≤ 0.2 ≤ 0.2 ≤ 0.2
Pb ≤ 40 ≤ 40 ≤ 20
As   ≤ 0.5 ≤ 0.5
Cd   ≤ 0.5 ≤ 0.5
Molecular weight appr. [kDa]   approx. 30-500 to be measured
Protein content [%]   ≤ 0.5 ≤ 0.5
Microbiological tests      
Total bacterial count [cfu/g]   ≤ 1000 ≤ 1000
Yeast and Mould [cfu/g]   ≤ 100 ≤ 100
E. coli     absent
P. aeruginosa     absent
St. aureus     absent
Salmonella     absent
Endotoxins [EU/g]     ≤ 100
Identity     IR spectra

In our Onlineshop you can purchase small amounts of chitosan derivatives like carboxymethyl chitosan. Do you need a different specification? Are you looking for a detailed offer? Don't hesitate to contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You need a different derivative? Address us your request - we also offer custom manufacturing.

Congress and fairs

Meet us in person 2022:

  • EUCHIS, 2022
  • CPHI 2022
  • Medica 2022
  • Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium, 2022, South Korea

To arrange an appointment please contact Katja Richter via sales(at)medical-chitosan.com

Contact

  • Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH
    Heinrich-Damerow-Strasse 1
    06120 Halle (Saale)
    Germany
  • Tel.: +49 (0) 345 27 996 300
    Fax: +49 (0) 345 27 996 378
  • sales@medical-chitosan.com

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