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Volume 2013, Article ID 860487, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/860487
Research Article

Poly(Lactic Acid) Filled with Cassava Starch-g-Soybean Oil Maleate

1Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
2Center of Excellence on Petrochemicals and Materials Technology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Received 6 August 2013; Accepted 29 September 2013

Academic Editors: C.-C. Hwang and A. Tonkikh

Copyright © 2013 Nopparut Kiangkitiwan and Kawee Srikulkit. 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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