Recent advances in the catalytic exploitation of chitosan based catalysts in organic transformations
Haritma Chopra, Ankita Chaudhary and Ritu Gaba
Chitosan is obtained by the deacetylation of a naturally occurring biopolymer called chitin which is one of the key constituents of the shells of crustaceans. Chitosan has been exploited as a “green” catalyst in its native form as well as a solid support for carrying out various reactions. It offers several advantages like biodegradability, non-toxicity, biocompatibility, low cost, reusability etc. Advances in the exploitation of chitosan and its derivatives in various organic transformations are reported in this review.
How to cite this article:
Haritma Chopra, Ankita Chaudhary, Ritu Gaba. Recent advances in the catalytic exploitation of chitosan based catalysts in organic transformations. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(10):311-318.