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Published by Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English


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StatementJ. Michael Moldowan, Pierre Albrecht, R. Paul Philp, editors.
ContributionsSeifert, Wolfgang K., 1931-1985., Moldowan, J. M. 1946-, Albrecht, Pierre., Philp, R. P., American Chemical Society. Meeting
LC ClassificationsTN271.P4 B48 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 411 p. :
Number of Pages411
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1537863M
ISBN 100130837423
LC Control Number91016205

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