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Published by American Chemical Society in Washington, DC .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementTakayuki Shibamoto, Junji Terao, Toshihiko Osawa, editors.
SeriesACS symposium series,, 701-702, ACS symposium series ;, 701, etc.
ContributionsShibamoto, Takayuki., Terao, Junji., Osawa, Toshihiko., American Chemical Society. Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry., American Chemical Society. Meeting
LC ClassificationsRS164 .F87 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL347840M
ISBN 100841235724, 0841235732
LC Control Number98006978

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