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Reliable Computational Prediction of the Supramolecular Ordering of Complex Molecules under Electrochemical Conditions

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Reliable Computational Prediction of the Supramolecular Ordering of Complex Molecules under Electrochemical Conditions. / Hartl, B.; Sharma, S.; Brügner, O.; Mertens, S.F.L.; Walter, M.; Kahl, G.

In: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Vol. 16, No. 8, 11.08.2020, p. 5227-5243.

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Hartl, B, Sharma, S, Brügner, O, Mertens, SFL, Walter, M & Kahl, G 2020, 'Reliable Computational Prediction of the Supramolecular Ordering of Complex Molecules under Electrochemical Conditions', Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 5227-5243. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01251

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Hartl, B., Sharma, S., Brügner, O., Mertens, S. F. L., Walter, M., & Kahl, G. (2020). Reliable Computational Prediction of the Supramolecular Ordering of Complex Molecules under Electrochemical Conditions. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 16(8), 5227-5243. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01251

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Hartl B, Sharma S, Brügner O, Mertens SFL, Walter M, Kahl G. Reliable Computational Prediction of the Supramolecular Ordering of Complex Molecules under Electrochemical Conditions. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. 2020 Aug 11;16(8):5227-5243. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01251

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Hartl, B. ; Sharma, S. ; Brügner, O. ; Mertens, S.F.L. ; Walter, M. ; Kahl, G. / Reliable Computational Prediction of the Supramolecular Ordering of Complex Molecules under Electrochemical Conditions. In: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. 2020 ; Vol. 16, No. 8. pp. 5227-5243.

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