Production of High Molecular Weight Organic Compounds on the Surfaces of Amorphous Iron Silicate Catalysts : Implications for Organic Synthesis in the Solar Nebula

@inproceedings{Gilmour2001ProductionOH,
  title={Production of High Molecular Weight Organic Compounds on the Surfaces of Amorphous Iron Silicate Catalysts : Implications for Organic Synthesis in the Solar Nebula},
  author={I. A. Gilmour and Hugh G. M. Hill and Victoria K. Pearson and Mark A Sephton and Joseph A. Nuth},
  year={2001}
}
Introduction: The Fischer-Tropsch-type (FTT) and Haber-Bosch (HB) syntheses are elegant and efficient mechanisms for producing organic matter from simple precursors. The requirements are the simple combination of CO, H2 (plus N2 for HB synthesis) and a mineral catalyst at temperatures of several hundred °C. For this reason, catalytic synthesis was widely considered as the most probable means of producing organic matter in the early Solar System [1]. Previous work on the catalytic synthesis of… CONTINUE READING