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We describe the role of formamide, a product of the hydrolysis of hydrogen cyanide, as precursor of several components of nucleic acids under prebiotic conditions. When formamide is heated in the(More)
A novel one-pot TiO2-catalyzed synthesis of nucleobases and acyclonucleosides from formamide is reported. Since formamide can be formed under prebiotic conditions, these reactions have implications(More)
New 6-[(2'-dialkylamino)ethyl]-4(3H)-pyrimidinones were prepared by a multistep procedure starting from acetone dicarboxylic acid diethyl ester and urea derivatives. These compounds were used as(More)
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