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Exploring autoionization and photo-induced proton-coupled electron transfer pathways of phenol in aqueous solution

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Exploring autoionization and photo-induced proton-coupled electron transfer pathways of phenol in aqueous solution. / Oliver, Thomas A A; Zhang, Yuyuan; Roy, Anirban; Ashfold, Michael N R; Bradforth, Stephen E.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 6, No. 20, 15.10.2015, p. 4159-4164.

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Oliver, Thomas A A ; Zhang, Yuyuan ; Roy, Anirban ; Ashfold, Michael N R ; Bradforth, Stephen E. / Exploring autoionization and photo-induced proton-coupled electron transfer pathways of phenol in aqueous solution. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 2015 ; Vol. 6, No. 20. pp. 4159-4164.

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