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A facile bottom-up route to self-assembled biogenic chitin nanofibers

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Abstract

A facile bottom-up strategy affords cytocompatible self-assembled biogenic chitin nanofibers with diameter control. Ultrafine (3 nm) nanofibers are easily obtained from drying a chitin/hexafluoro 2-propanol solution, and larger (10 nm) nanofibers are precipitated from LiCl/N,N-dimethylacetamide upon addition of water.

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The article was received on 28 May 2010, accepted on 27 Aug 2010 and first published on 13 Sep 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00450B
Citation: Soft Matter, 2010,6, 5298-5301
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    A facile bottom-up route to self-assembled biogenic chitin nanofibers

    C. Zhong, A. Cooper, A. Kapetanovic, Z. Fang, M. Zhang and M. Rolandi, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 5298
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00450B

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