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Hyaluronic acid is a natural part of the human body why it is highly suitable for many applications within the field ofmedicine and related aids. It is used in ophthalmology, orthopedics and cosmetic surgery just to mention a few fields.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide with a disaccharide repeating unit composed of D-glucoronic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucoseamine in _(1-3) linkage.
Each disaccharide unit is attached to the next by _(1-4) linkages. Hyaluronic acid is a linear polymer.