Cellulose: Refutation of a Folded-Chain Structure

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Science  04 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3875, pp. 72-73
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3875.72


Calculations of modulus of elasticity for extended-and folded-chain configurations have been compared with the experimental observations of mechanical properties of native cellulosic fibers. A recent folded-chain proposal is incompatible with the experimental evidence.

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