The Nitrogen Heterocycle Content of Meteorites and Their Significance for the Origin of Life

@article{Martins2018TheNH,
  title={The Nitrogen Heterocycle Content of Meteorites and Their Significance for the Origin of Life},
  author={Zita Martins},
  journal={Life},
  year={2018},
  volume={8}
}
Carbonaceous chondrites are very primitive meteorites that are rich in carbon. They contain many soluble organic compounds, including nitrogen heterocycles. These play a crucial role in present-day living organisms as they are components of the genetic material and of the co-factors of enzymes. This review outlines the nitrogen heterocycle content of carbonaceous meteorites. The potential mechanisms of formation of these molecules are also described. Measurements of the compound-specific carbon… 

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