Self-assembly of cyclic polymers

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Self-assembly of cyclic polymers. / Williams, Rebecca J.; Dove, Andrew P.; O'Reilly, Rachel K.

In: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 6, No. 16, 28.04.2015, p. 2998-3008.

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Williams, Rebecca J. ; Dove, Andrew P. ; O'Reilly, Rachel K. / Self-assembly of cyclic polymers. In: Polymer Chemistry. 2015 ; Vol. 6, No. 16. pp. 2998-3008.

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