Department of Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Received: 05-Jan-2022, Manuscript No. JCHEM-22-52055; Editor assigned: 07- Jan-2022, Pre QC No. JCHEM -22-52055(PQ); Reviewed: 21- Jan-2022, QC No. JCHEM -22-52055; Accepted: 25-Jan-2022, Manuscript No. JCHEM -22-52055(A); Published: 01-Feb-2022, DOI: 10.4172/2319-9849.11.1.001.
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