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Pure Appl. Chem., 2001, Vol. 73, No. 7, pp. 1117-1124

New developments in dimethyl carbonate chemistry

Pietro Tundo

Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università Ca' Foscari Dorsoduro 2137 ­ 30123 Venezia, Italy

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