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# Tabu search based strategies for conformational search.

Julius-Maximillians-Universität Würzburg, Institut für Organische Chemie, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany.

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A (Impact Factor: 2.77). 09/2009; 113(43):11699-705. DOI: 10.1021/jp9028084 Source: PubMed

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