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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 185957, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/185957
Research Article

Sonochemical Approach to Synthesis of Co-B Catalysts and Hydrolysis of Alkaline NaBH4 Solutions

Department of Chemical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, 34210 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 9 March 2014; Accepted 16 May 2014; Published 11 June 2014

Academic Editor: Nurettin Sahiner

Copyright © 2014 Bilge Coşkuner 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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