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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 369759, 7 pages
Chitin Fiber and Chitosan 3D Composite Rods
1Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Macromolecule Synthesis and Functionalization, Zhejiang University, Ministry of Education, Hangzhou 310027, China
2Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Received 15 March 2010; Accepted 21 April 2010
Academic Editor: Shanfeng Wang
Copyright © 2010 Zhengke Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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