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Title: Solute-induced dissolution of hydrophobic ionic liquids in water.


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Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0039-9140; TLNTA2; TRN: US200812%%310
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Journal Name: Talanta; Journal Volume: 72; Journal Issue: 1 ; Apr. 15, 2007
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United States

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Rickert, P. G., Stepinski, D. C., Rausch, D. J., Bergeron, R. M., Jakab, S., Dietz, M. L., Chemistry, BP Naperville, and Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris. Solute-induced dissolution of hydrophobic ionic liquids in water.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2006.10.033.
Rickert, P. G., Stepinski, D. C., Rausch, D. J., Bergeron, R. M., Jakab, S., Dietz, M. L., Chemistry, BP Naperville, & Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris. Solute-induced dissolution of hydrophobic ionic liquids in water.. United States. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2006.10.033.
Rickert, P. G., Stepinski, D. C., Rausch, D. J., Bergeron, R. M., Jakab, S., Dietz, M. L., Chemistry, BP Naperville, and Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris. Sun . "Solute-induced dissolution of hydrophobic ionic liquids in water.". United States. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2006.10.033.
title = {Solute-induced dissolution of hydrophobic ionic liquids in water.},
author = {Rickert, P. G. and Stepinski, D. C. and Rausch, D. J. and Bergeron, R. M. and Jakab, S. and Dietz, M. L. and Chemistry and BP Naperville and Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {10.1016/j.talanta.2006.10.033},
journal = {Talanta},
number = 1 ; Apr. 15, 2007,
volume = 72,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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