Chemical Evolution and Meteorites: An Update

@article{Pizzarello2004ChemicalEA,
  title={Chemical Evolution and Meteorites: An Update},
  author={Sandra Pizzarello},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
  year={2004},
  volume={34},
  pages={25-34}
}
Carbonaceous chondrites are a primitive group of meteorites, which contain abundant organic material and provide a unique natural record of prebiotic chemical evolution. This material comprises a varied suite of soluble organic compounds that are similar, sometimes identical, to those found in the biosphere, such as amino acids, carboxylic acids, and sugar derivatives. Some amino acids of this suite also show L-enantiomeric excesses, and suggest the possibility they may have contributed to… CONTINUE READING
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