Interstellar Formamide (NH2CHO), a Key Prebiotic Precursor

@inproceedings{LopezSepulcre2019InterstellarF,
  title={Interstellar Formamide (NH2CHO), a Key Prebiotic Precursor},
  author={Ana L'opez-Sepulcre and Nadia Balucani and Cecilia Ceccarelli and Claudio Codella and François Dulieu and Patrice Theul'e},
  year={2019}
}
Formamide (NH2CHO) has been identified as a potential precursor of a wide variety of organic compounds essential to life, and many biochemical studies propose it likely played a crucial role in the context of the origin of life on our planet. The detection of formamide in comets, which are believed to have—at least partially— inherited their current chemical composition during the birth of the Solar System, raises the question whether a non-negligible amount of formamide may have been… Expand

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