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Is formamide nature’s choice to create life? Comment on the paper “Formamide and the origin of life” by Raffaele Saladino et al.

Authors

ŠPONEROVÁ Judit ŠPONER Jiří

Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source PHYSICS OF LIFE REVIEWS
MU Faculty or unit

Central European Institute of Technology

Citation
Web http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1571064511001606
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2011.12.015
Field Biophysics
Keywords formamide; prebiotic; synthesis; nucleobases
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Description Formamide is one of the most ubiquitous molecules in space. This simple molecule is basically an adduct of water and the highly reactive HCN, which is believed to be one of the most potent prebiotic precursor molecules.
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