Prebiotic peptide-formation in the solid state. I. Reactions of benzoate ion and glycine with adenosine 5'-phosphorimidazolide.


The reactions of benzoate ion and of glycine with adenosine 5-phosphorimidazolide have been investigated. Benzoate reacts first to give the anhydride, benzoyl-adenylate, which, in the presence of excess imidazole, reacts further to give the 2'- and 3'-esters of adenosine 5'-phosphate. Glycine also first attacks the imidazolide to give an anhydride, but this… (More)


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