Chitosan is extracted from ordinary crustacean shells - primarily crab, shrimp and lobster - by treatment with hydrochloric acid and then sodium hydroxide.
What does Crusty stand for?
Crusty stands for Crustacean Shell (Everquest)
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US researchers have found that a simple sugar found in crustacean shells appears to be able to cure damaged spinal chords, reports The Daily Express.
A KEY chemical extracted from crustacean shells is being combined with clay nanoparticles to help make new biofilm packaging which can replace standard petrochemical polymer materials, indicating a new use for such seafood by-products.
To make the vaccine, the re searchers created balls of two molecules: the peanut DNA that encodes Arah2 and a compound called chitosan, which is found in crustacean shells.
If Schelling is right, then music and architecture meet where architecture thaws and music congeals, and Toop and Hasegawa's hybrid marks the point at which the two become one, where music becomes a machinic organism secreting a crustacean shell of glass and steel.
Biodegradable and non-toxic, chitosan is refined from crustacean shells and has unique chemical binding properties that make it useful in a variety of functions, such as binding fats and clarifying liquids.
The liquid coating contained chitosan, which comes from crustacean shells and can be made into film for food wrapping to keep out bacteria and fungi and prolong storage life.
She says that glucosamine that is derived from crustacean shells "can be a source of heavy metal contamination that can poison the human body" and that "if you take ground-up shellfish product, you do not get the glucosamine that you need.