Microwave initiated polymerization of trihalophenyleneoxide and aniline

Levent, Fulya
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Citation Formats
F. Levent, “Microwave initiated polymerization of trihalophenyleneoxide and aniline,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.