Formation of a lamellar compound by reaction of acrylic acid crystallosolvated in highly crystalline beta-chitin.

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A lamellar compound resulted from reaction of acrylic acid inside crystalline beta-chitin and the structure was investigated. Beta-chitin acts like a layered crystal, having stacked molecular sheets composed of parallel chains bound in one direction by intermolecular amide hydrogen bonding. Small guest molecules can be inserted between the molecular sheets… (More)

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@article{Saito2007FormationOA, title={Formation of a lamellar compound by reaction of acrylic acid crystallosolvated in highly crystalline beta-chitin.}, author={Yukie Saito and Youtaro Tomotake and Satoshi Shida}, journal={Biomacromolecules}, year={2007}, volume={8 4}, pages={1064-8} }