Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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July 5, 2014

Volume 131, Issue 13

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      Cover Image, Volume 131, Issue 13

      Version of Record online: 3 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40547

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      Recent advances in the use of pullulan for food packaging applications include the formation of nanocomposite structures. The cover illustrates the self-assembled nanostructured biohybrid network generated by an integrated “top-down–bottom-up” approach between pullulan, clays, and a silica precursors, as presented by Stefano Farris, Ilke Uysal Unalan, Laura Introzzi, José Maria Fuentes-Alventosa, and Carlo A. Cozzolino. The cover shows the ordered arrangement of the idealized pullulan molecular chains inside the interlayer of inorganic nanobuilding blocks obtained by an intercalation approach. The main matrix is permeated by inorganic silica domains obtained by catalytic sol-gel chemistry of a metal alkoxide precursor. DOI: 10.1002/app.40539

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      Back Cover, Volume 131, Issue 13

      Version of Record online: 3 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40548

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      A series of aromatic copolyesters P-BPAx derived from hydroxybenzoic acid (HBA), 6-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid (HNA), bisphenol A (BPA), and terephthalic acid (TA) are synthesized via melt polymerization by Peng Wei, Miko Cakmak, Yuwei Chen, Xinhang Wang, Yanping Wang, and Yimin Wang. Using BPA units as the kinked monomer, they obtain a product with a suitable processing temperature and high glass transition temperature, study the influence of BPA units on the properties of the hydroxybenzoic acid (HBA)/HNA copolymer, and estimate the processability of the polymer through a rheology study. The cover shows a polarizing optical photomicrograph of copolyesters. DOI: 10.1002/app.40487

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      Pullulan-based films and coatings for food packaging: Present applications, emerging opportunities, and future challenges

      Stefano Farris, Ilke Uysal Unalan, Laura Introzzi, José Maria Fuentes-Alventosa and Carlo A. Cozzolino

      Version of Record online: 22 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40539

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      Recent advances on polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal materials and devices

      Yuan Chen and Shin-Tson Wu

      Version of Record online: 1 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40556

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      Erratum: Recent Advances on Polymer-Stabilized Blue Phase Liquid Crystal Materials and Devices

      Vol. 131, Issue 15, Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2014

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    1. Characterization of mouthguard materials: A comparison of a commercial material to a novel thiolene family

      Olivia D. McNair, Trenton E. Gould, Scott G. Piland and Daniel A. Savin

      Version of Record online: 30 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40402

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    2. Needle-punched nonwoven matrix from regenerated collagen fiber for cartilage tissue engineering

      Nanfei He, Qinfei Ke, Chen Huang, Jun Yang and Yaping Guo

      Version of Record online: 30 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40404

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    3. Dynamic mechanical properties of three-component composites (acrylic polymer/epoxy/SiO2) in the glass-transition region

      Hideyuki Uematsu, Takashi Nishimoto, Shuichi Tanoue, Yoshiyuki Iemoto, Yuji Aoki, Masataka Sugimoto and Kiyohito Koyama

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40409

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    4. Novel fabrication route for porous silicon carbide ceramics through the combination of in situ polymerization and reaction bonding techniques

      Omid Ebrahimpour, Babak Esmaeili, Lucie Griffon, Jamal Chaouki and Charles Dubois

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40425

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    5. Structural evolution of poly(lactic acid)/poly(ethylene oxide)/unmodified clay upon ambient ageing

      Joffrey Derho, Jérémie Soulestin and Patricia Krawczak

      Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40426

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    6. Preparation and characterization of polyamide 66/poly(hydroxyl ether of bisphenol A) blends without compatibilizer

      Jingjing An, Xinyu Cao, Yongmei Ma, Yucai Ke, Huahao Yang, Haiqiao Wang and Fosong Wang

      Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40437

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    7. Ultraviolet-crosslinked hydrogel sustained-release hydrophobic antibiotics with long-term antibacterial activity and limited cytotoxicity

      Tao Liu, Ting Wu, Hongxi Liu, Bo Ke, Hongxing Huang, Zhenyou Jiang and Mingqiang Xie

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40438

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    8. Experimental and numerical study of distortion in flat, L-shaped, and U-shaped carbon fiber–epoxy composite parts

      Pooneh Roozbehjavan, Behrouz Tavakol, Ashraf Ahmed, Hoda Koushyar, Rony Das, Ronald Joven and Bob Minaie

      Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40439

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    9. Hybrid clay-carbon nanotube/PET composites: Preparation, processing, and analysis of physical properties

      Giuliana Gorrasi, Salvatore D'Ambrosio, Giovanni Patimo and Roberto Pantani

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40441

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      A statistical approach to engineer a biocomposite formulation from biofuel coproduct with balanced properties

      Nima Zarrinbakhsh, Fantahun M. Defersha, Amar K. Mohanty and Manjusri Misra

      Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40443

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    11. Gelatin-carbohydrate phase-separated hydrogels as bioactive carriers in vaginal delivery: Preparation and physical characterizations

      Vinay Kumar Singh, Sai Sateesh Sagiri, Kunal Pal, Shankar M. Khade, Dillip K. Pradhan and Mrinal K. Bhattacharya

      Version of Record online: 30 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40445

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    12. Flexible and flame-retardant S-SEB-S triblock copolymer/PPE nano-alloy

      Yoshifumi Araki, Yukari Hori, Katsumi Suzuki, Hiroshi Shirai, Kiyoo Kato and Hiromu Saito

      Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40446

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    13. Fracture behavior of boehmite-filled polypropylene block copolymer nanocomposites as assessed by the essential work of fracture concept

      Tamás Turcsán, László Mészáros, Vincent Mandla Khumalo, Ralf Thomann and József Karger-Kocsis

      Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40447

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    14. Preparation and flocculation behavior of cellulose-g-PMOTAC copolymer

      Helena Parviainen, Miia Hiltunen and Sirkka Liisa Maunu

      Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40448

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    15. Effects of a titanate coupling agent on the mechanical and thermo-physical properties of talc-reinforced polyethylene compounds

      Adib Kalantar Mehrjerdi, Bemnet Abebe Mengistu, Dan Åkesson and Mikael Skrifvars

      Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40449

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    16. Effect of OMMTs on flame retardancy and thermal stability of poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate)/LDPE/magnesium hydroxide composites

      Mahmood Masoomi, Rouhollah Bagheri, Leila Ahmadkhanbeigi and Mohammad Asgari

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40452

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    17. Compatibilization of polypropylene/polyamide 6 blends using new synthetic nanosized talc fillers: Morphology, thermal, and mechanical properties

      Mohamed Yousfi, Sebastien Livi, Angela Dumas, Jerome Crépin-Leblond, Mike Greenhill-Hooper and Jannick Duchet-Rumeau

      Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40453

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    18. Synthesis of polypropylene-grafted graphene and its compatibilization effect on polypropylene/polystyrene blends

      Feng You, Dongrui Wang, Xinxin Li, Meijing Liu, Zhi-Min Dang and Guo-Hua Hu

      Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40455

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    19. Fabrication of graphene supported carbon-coating cobalt and carbon nanoshells for adsorption of toxic gases and smoke

      Ningning Hong, Lei Song, Bibo Wang, Bibe Yuan, Yongqian Shi and Yuan Hu

      Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40457

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    20. Natural and synthetic polymers for water treatment against dissolved pharmaceuticals

      Abd El-Shafey I. Ahmed, Hamed Y. Moustafa, Ahmed M. El-Masry and Salah A. Hassan

      Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40458

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    21. Preparation of amphoteric N,O-carboxymethyl hydroxypropyl chitosan by a two-step reaction

      Qiong Chen, Xiaoxiao Han, Shuhua Peng, Jianping He, Mingyu Deng, Yongchao Zhao and Bo Jiang

      Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40460

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    22. Quinone propionic acid-based redox-triggered polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery: Computational analysis and in vitro evaluation

      Jungeun Bae, Manal A. Nael, Lingzhou Jiang, Patrick TaeJoon Hwang, Fakhri Mahdi, Ho-Wook Jun, Wael M. Elshamy, Yu-Dong Zhou, S. Narasimha Murthy, Robert J. Doerksen and Seongbong Jo

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40461

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    23. Preparation technique and property evaluation of flame-retarding/thermal-insulating/puncture-resisting PU foam composites

      Ting-Ting Li, Ching-Wen Lou, Ying-Hsuan Hsu and Jia-Horng Lin

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40463

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    24. Damping mechanism and different modes of molecular motion through the glass transition of chlorinated butyl rubber and petroleum resin blends

      Fengshun Zhang, Guansong He, Kangming Xu, Hong Wu, Shaoyun Guo and Chaoliang Zhang

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40464

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    25. Stabilization of pluronic gels in the presence of different polysaccharides

      Anna-Lena Kjøniksen, Maria Teresa Calejo, Kaizheng Zhu, Bo Nyström and Sverre Arne Sande

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40465

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    26. Facile preparation of soluble and conductive polyaniline in the presence of lignosulfonate and a constant magnetic field (0.4 T)

      Jiyue Zheng, Li Ma, Mengyu Gan, Jun Yan, Zhitao Li, Xiaoyu Shen and Jun Zhang

      Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40467

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    27. Epoxy resins reinforced with TiO2 generated by nonhydrolytic sol–gel process

      Davide Morselli, Federica Bondioli, Marco Sangermano, Ignazio Roppolo and Massimo Messori

      Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40470

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    28. Synthesis and properties of a superabsorbent from an ultraviolet-irradiated waste nameko mushroom substrate and poly(acrylic acid)

      Mingyue Zhang, Zhiqiang Cheng, Mengzhu Liu, Yongqiang Zhang, Meijuan Hu and Junfeng Li

      Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40471

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    29. Effects of amino-functionalized carbon nanotubes on the properties of amine-terminated butadiene–acrylonitrile rubber-toughened epoxy resins

      Jusheng Zhang, Yuting Wang, Xiaoshan Wang, Guowei Ding, Youqiang Pan, Hongfeng Xie, Qingmin Chen and Rongshi Cheng

      Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40472

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    30. Surface molecularly imprinted polymer prepared by reverse atom transfer radical polymerization for selective adsorption indole

      Yang Cao, Lukuan Liu, Wanzhen Xu, Xiangyang Wu and Weihong Huang

      Version of Record online: 12 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40473

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    31. Degradation kinetics of photopolymerizable poly(lactic acid) films

      Kent R. Miller and Mark D. Soucek

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40475

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    32. Determination of temperatures of polyamide 66 directly from near-infrared spectra

      Chamathca P. S. Kuda-Malwathumullage and Gary W. Small

      Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40476

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    33. Thermally and magnetically dual-responsive mesoporous silica nanospheres: preparation, characterization, and properties for the controlled release of sophoridine

      Liling Dong, Hailong Peng, Shenqi Wang, Zhong Zhang, Jinhua Li, Fanrong Ai, Qiang Zhao, Mei Luo, Hua Xiong and Lingxin Chen

      Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40477

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    34. Synthesis and solar cells applications of EO-PF-DTBT polymer

      Lina Zhou, Xichang Bao, Qian Liu, Jieliang Yu, Yanhua Chen, Renqiang Yang and Mingliang Sun

      Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40478

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    35. A comparative study on effect of aromatic polyimide chain conformation on reinforcement of carbon nanotube/polyimide nanocomposites

      Baode Zhang, Ali Nabipour Chakoli, Wanchen Zang, Yanqing Tian, Ke Zhang, Chunhai Chen and Yao Li

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40479

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    36. Acrylonitrile–butadiene rubber functionalization for the toughening modification of recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate)

      Mohammad Reza Raiisi-Nia, Ahmad Aref-Azar and Mohammad Fasihi

      Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40483

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    37. Blends of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) with poly(β-alanine) and its derivatives

      Efkan Çatıker and Erol Sancaktar

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40484

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    38. Organic multiviologen electrochromic cells for a color electronic display application

      Pin-Yi Chen, Cheng-Sao Chen and Tsung-Her Yeh

      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40485

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    39. Polyamide nanofiber membranes functionalized with zinc phthalocyanines

      Annelies Goethals, Tawanda Mugadza, Yasin Arslanoglu, Ruphino Zugle, Edith Antunes, Stijn W. H. Van Hulle, Tebello Nyokong and Karen De Clerck

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40486

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    40. Aromatic liquid crystalline copolyesters with low Tm and high Tg: Synthesis, characterization, and properties

      Peng Wei, Miko Cakmak, Yuwei Chen, Xinhang Wang, Yanping Wang and Yimin Wang

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40487

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    41. Synthesis and characterization of bio-based thermosetting resins from lactic acid and glycerol

      Fatimat Oluwatoyin Bakare, Mikael Skrifvars, Dan Åkesson, Yanfei Wang, Shahrzad Javanshir Afshar and Nima Esmaeili

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40488

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    42. Graft-interpenetrating polymer networks of epoxy with polyurethanes derived from poly(ethyleneterephthalate) waste

      Saurabh Chaudhary, Surekha Parthasarathy, Devendra Kumar, Chitra Rajagopal and Prasun Kumar Roy

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40490

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    43. Water-compatible imprinted polymers based on CS@SiO2 particles for selective recognition of naringin

      Xiuling Ma, Zhangjing Zhang, Ying Zheng, Zhen Chen and Shengchang Xiang

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40491

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    44. Mechanical and thermal properties of thermoplastic random copolyesters made from lipid-derived Medium and long chain poly(ω-hydroxyfatty acid)s

      Jesmy Jose, Shaojun Li, Laziz Bouzidi, Alcides Lopes Leao and Suresh S. Narine

      Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40492

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    45. Polyethylene flame retarded with expandable graphite and a novel intumescent additive

      Walter Wilhelm Focke, Hermanus Joachim Kruger, Washington Mhike, Albertus Taute, Albert Roberson and Osei Ofosu

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40493

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    46. PVDF/PMMA/Basalt fiber composites: Morphology, melting and crystallization, structure, mechanical properties, and heat resistance

      Jianbin Song, Jianxun Liu, Huiliang Zhang, Wenbin Yang, Lihong Chen, Yumei Zhong and Changcheng Ma

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40494

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    47. Characterization of rheological and thermophysical properties of HDPE–wood composite

      Mosfafa Tazi, Fouad Erchiqui, François Godard, Hamid Kaddami and Abdellah Ajji

      Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40495

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    48. Impact of impeller type on methyl methacrylate emulsion polymerization in a batch reactor

      Shideh Fathi Roudsari, Ramdhane Dhib and Farhad Ein-Mozaffari

      Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40496

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    49. Preparation and characterization of a temperature-sensitive nonwoven poly(propylene) with increased affinity for guest molecules

      Setareh Amiri, Laurent Duroux, Thorbjørn Terndrup Nielsen and Kim Lambertsen Larsen

      Version of Record online: 12 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40497

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    50. Influence of hydrogen-bonding interaction introduced by filled oligomer on bulk properties of blended polyimide films

      Baoyin Li, Yuwei Pang, Cong Fan, Jie Gao, Xu Wang, Chaoliang Zhang and Xiangyang Liu

      Version of Record online: 18 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40498

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    51. Flexible-elastic copolymerized polyurethane-tannin foams

      Maria Cecilia Basso, Samuele Giovando, Antonio Pizzi, Harald Pasch, Nadine Pretorius, Luc Delmotte and Alain Celzard

      Version of Record online: 12 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40499

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    52. Enhanced film forming ability of benzoxazine–urethane hybrid polymer network by sequential cure method

      Sarawut Rimdusit, Manop Sudjidjune, Chanchira Jubsilp and Sunan Tiptipakorn

      Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40502

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