The Effects of Ferrous and other Ions on the Abiotic Formation of Biomolecules using Aqueous Aerosols and Spark Discharges

@article{RuizBermejo2007TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Ferrous and other Ions on the Abiotic Formation of Biomolecules using Aqueous Aerosols and Spark Discharges},
  author={Marta Ruiz-Bermejo and C{\'e}sar Menor-Salv{\'a}n and Susana Osuna-Esteban and Sabino Veintemillas},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  year={2007},
  volume={37},
  pages={507-521}
}
It has been postulated that the oceans on early Earth had a salinity of 1.5 to 2 times the modern value and a pH between 4 and 10. Moreover, the presence of the banded iron formations shows that Fe+2 was present in significant concentrations in the primitive oceans. Assuming the hypotheses above, in this work we explore the effects of Fe+2 and other ions in the generation of biomolecules in prebiotic simulation experiments using spark discharges and aqueous aerosols. These aerosols have been… CONTINUE READING

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