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Mechanical properties of self-assembled chitin nanofiber networks

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Abstract

Chitin nanofibers are structural components of the insect cuticle, the exoskeleton of crabs, and mollusk shells. Chitin nanofibers have found broad use in biomedical applications. Here, we study structure–properties–processing relationships of 3 nm chitin nanofiber networks self-assembled from a chitin hexafluoroisopropanol solution.

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The article was received on 02 Nov 2013, accepted on 27 Nov 2013 and first published on 29 Nov 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3TB21550D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014,2, 2461-2466
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    Mechanical properties of self-assembled chitin nanofiber networks

    P. Hassanzadeh, W. Sun, J. P. de Silva, J. Jin, K. Makhnejia, G. L. W. Cross and M. Rolandi, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014, 2, 2461
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TB21550D

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