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Title: Photoinduced Generation of a Durable Thermal Proton Reduction Catalyst with in Situ Conversion of Mn(bpy)(CO)3Br to Mn(bpy)2Br2
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Award ID(s):
1800281
Publication Date:
NSF-PAR ID:
10166598
Journal Name:
Inorganic chemistry
ISSN:
1520-510X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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