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Fundamentals of Aqueous Microwave Chemistry
Polshettiwar, V. AND R. S. VARMA. Fundamentals of Aqueous Microwave Chemistry. Chapter 1, Aqueous Microwave-Assisted Chemistry: Synthesis and Catalysis, ISBN: 978-1-84973-099-0. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, Uk, 7:1 - 9, (2010).
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
CLEAN PROCESSES BRANCH