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Common citation formats in chemistry:
Jack S. Summers and Barbara Ramsay Shaw, "Boranophosphates as Mimics of Natural Phosphodiesters in DNA," Curr. Med. Chem. 2001, 8, 1147-1155.
Summers JS; Shaw BR. Boranophosphates as mimics of natural phosphodiesters in DNA. Current Medicinal Chemistry (2001), 8(10), 1147-1155.
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