Patent Number: 6,486,307

Title: Preparation of glucosamine hydrochloride

Abstract: A method of producing glucosamine hydrochloride from chitin by grinding the chitin to a very fine size and digestion with concentrated hydrochloric acid. The glucosamine hydrochloride is decolorized with activated charcoal, washed with ethanol and assayed by pH titration with a base.

Inventors: Gandhi; Neena (Edmonton, CA), Laidler; James Kenneth (Edmonton, CA)

Assignee: Alberta Research Council Inc.

International Classification: C08B 37/00 (20060101); C08B 37/08 (20060101); C08B 037/08 ()

Expiration Date: 11/26/2019