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Mechanical properties of self-assembled chitin nanofiber networks

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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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Submitted
02 Nov 2013
Accepted
27 Nov 2013
First published
29 Nov 2013

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014,2, 2461-2466
Article type
Communication

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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