Prebiotic Synthesis of Protobiopolymers Under Alkaline Ocean Conditions

@article{RuizBermejo2010PrebioticSO,
  title={Prebiotic Synthesis of Protobiopolymers Under Alkaline Ocean Conditions},
  author={M. Ruiz-Bermejo and L. A. Rivas and A. Palac{\'i}n and C. Menor-Salv{\'a}n and S. Osuna-Esteban},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  year={2010},
  volume={41},
  pages={331-345}
}
  • M. Ruiz-Bermejo, L. A. Rivas, +2 authors S. Osuna-Esteban
  • Published 2010
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres
  • Clasically, prebiotic chemistry has focused on the production and identification of simple organic molecules, many of them forming part of “intractable polymers” named tholins. In a previous work, we demonstrated that in experiments using an external energy source and inorganic carbon the aqueous aerosols improved the formation of hydrophilic tholins. Herein, we elucidate the role of pH (from 4 to 12) in prebiotic experiments using saline aqueous aerosols, spark discharges and an atmosphere… CONTINUE READING
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