Thermomechanical-induced polyelectrolyte complexation between chitosan and carboxymethyl cellulose enabling unexpected hydrolytic stability

@article{Chen2020ThermomechanicalinducedPC,
  title={Thermomechanical-induced polyelectrolyte complexation between chitosan and carboxymethyl cellulose enabling unexpected hydrolytic stability},
  author={Pei Chen and Fengwei Xie and Fengzai Tang and Tony McNally},
  journal={Composites Science and Technology},
  year={2020},
  volume={189},
  pages={108031}
}
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