Phosphorylation, oligomerization and self-assembly in water under potential prebiotic conditions.

Abstract

Prebiotic phosphorylation of (pre)biological substrates under aqueous conditions is a critical step in the origins of life. Previous investigations have had limited success and/or require unique environments that are incompatible with subsequent generation of the corresponding oligomers or higher-order structures. Here, we demonstrate that diamidophosphate… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2878

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