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    1. Fu, H., Yun, H., Kwei, T.K., and Okamoto, Y. 1998, J. Polym. Sci., 36, 1425.

    2. Koeing, J.L. 1980, Chemical Microstructure of Polymer Chains, John Wiley& Sons, Inc., New York.

    3. Okaya, T., and Ikari, K. 1992, Polyvinylalcohol-Development, C.A. Finch (Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 195.

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