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

  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},
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