Pesticide and model drug release from carboxymethylceullose microspheres

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R. Darvari and V. N. Hasırcı, “Pesticide and model drug release from carboxymethylceullose microspheres,” JOURNAL OF MICROENCAPSULATION, pp. 9–24, 1996, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: