Adam J. Coggins

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Phosphoenol pyruvate is the highest-energy phosphate found in living organisms and is one of the most versatile molecules in metabolism. Consequently, it is an essential intermediate in a wide variety of biochemical pathways, including carbon fixation, the shikimate pathway, substrate-level phosphorylation, gluconeogenesis and glycolysis. Triose glycolysis(More)
We report an efficient, atom economical general acid-base catalyzed one-step multi-gram synthesis of azepinomycin from commercially available compounds in water. We propose that the described pH-dependent Amadori rearrangement, which couples an amino-imidazole and simple sugar, is of importance as a potential step toward predisposed purine nucleotide(More)
The central role that phosphates play in biological systems, suggests they also played an important role in the emergence of life on Earth. In recent years, numerous important advances have been made towards understanding the influence that phosphates may have had on prebiotic chemistry, and here, we highlight two important aspects of prebiotic phosphate(More)
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