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Title: Photoinduced α-Cleavage of 2-Azido-2-phenyl-1,3-indandione at Cryogenic Temperatures
Award ID(s):
1800140 1726092
NSF-PAR ID:
10198324
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
Organic Letters
Volume:
22
Issue:
20
ISSN:
1523-7060
Page Range / eLocation ID:
7885 to 7890
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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