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Taking the plunge : Chemical reaction dynamics in liquids. / Orr-Ewing, Andrew.

In: Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 46, No. 24, 21.12.2017, p. 7597-7614.

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Orr-Ewing, Andrew. / Taking the plunge : Chemical reaction dynamics in liquids. In: Chemical Society Reviews. 2017 ; Vol. 46, No. 24. pp. 7597-7614.

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