This tag is for questions looking for a single specific, or a small number of (citable) references.

This tag is for questions looking for a single specific, or a small number of (citable) references.

Questions of the form "What paper/book reported the mechanism of X?", "Where can I find the original publication of synthesis X?", "Where can I find popular applications of catalyst X?", or "Where is the crystal structure of X reported?" are reference requests.

Valid answers should include a complete citation, e.g.:

  • Author(s), Initial(s): Year of publication, Title, Edition, Publisher, Place of Publication. (ISBN, URL if available)
  • Author(s), Initial(s), Journal name Year of publication Volume number (Issue or part number), first (and last page) numbers (Title, DOI, URL if availabile)
  • ...
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