Cellulose like biopolymer consisting predominantly of unbranched chains of beta-(1->4)-2-acetamido--2-deoxy-D-glucose. [Merck Index]
Deacetylated CHITIN, a linear polysaccharide of deacetylated beta-1, 4-D-glucosamine. It is used in HYDROGEL and to treat WOUNDS.
A polysaccharide gum derived from Xanthomonas campestris by a pure culture fermentation process.