Lyotropic liquid crystalline behavior of five chitosan derivatives
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Five chitosan derivatives, i.e. O-butyryl chitosan, O-benzoyl chitosan, N-phthaloyl chitosan, N-maleoyl chitosan and O-cyanoethyl chitosan, were prepared from chitosan. All of them had better solubility than chitosan, and demonstrated lyotropic liquid crystalline behavior in various solvents. The critical liquid crystalline behavior of three O-substituted chitosan derivatives was evidently different from two N-substituted analogues. Typical fingerprint textures of cholesteric phase were only observed in three O-substituted derivatives. The critical concentration (v/v%) of three O-substituted derivatives does not depend on the acidity of acidic solvents.