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Research Letters in Materials Science
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 597308, 4 pages
Research Letter

Application of Thermosensitive Peptide Copolymer Gels to Removal of Endocrine Disruptor

Department of Materials Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Hassaka, Hikone 522-8533, Japan

Received 22 April 2009; Accepted 2 July 2009

Academic Editor: Peter Majewski

Copyright © 2009 Satoshi Tanimoto et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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