Carbonyl sulfide-mediated prebiotic formation of peptides.


Almost all discussions of prebiotic chemistry assume that amino acids, nucleotides, and possibly other monomers were first formed on the Earth or brought to it in comets and meteorites, and then condensed nonenzymatically to form oligomeric products. However, attempts to demonstrate plausibly prebiotic polymerization reactions have met with limited success… (More)


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@article{Leman2004CarbonylSP, title={Carbonyl sulfide-mediated prebiotic formation of peptides.}, author={Luke J Leman and Leslie E. Orgel and Mojtaba Ghadiri}, journal={Science}, year={2004}, volume={306 5694}, pages={283-6} }