Heather D. Bean

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Secondary electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (SESI-MS) is a method developed for the rapid detection of volatile compounds, without the need for sample pretreatment. The method was first described by Fenn and colleagues and has been applied to the detection of illicit drugs and explosives, the characterization of skin volatiles, and the analysis of(More)
b S Supporting Information T he synthesis of biological molecules from simple, plausibly prebiotic precursors has been documented extensively in the scientific literature. 1À7 These experimental results are of central importance for testing and refining contemporary theories regarding the chemical origins of life. 8,9 Astronomical observations and(More)
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