Amino-acid Synthesis from Hydrogen Cyanide under Possible Primitive Earth Conditions

@article{Or1961AminoacidSF,
  title={Amino-acid Synthesis from Hydrogen Cyanide under Possible Primitive Earth Conditions},
  author={Joan Or{\'o} and Siddhesh S. Kamat},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1961},
  volume={190},
  pages={442-443}
}
THE formation of adenine from hydrogen cyanide has been recently reported from this laboratory1. Continuing the work on the synthesis of biochemical compounds under possible primitive Earth conditions2, we now have investigated the direct formation of amino-acids from hydrogen cyanide. 

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