The Silicate-Mediated Formose Reaction: Bottom-Up Synthesis of Sugar Silicates

@article{Lambert2010TheSF,
  title={The Silicate-Mediated Formose Reaction: Bottom-Up Synthesis of Sugar Silicates},
  author={J. B. Lambert and Senthil A. Gurusamy-Thangavelu and K. Ma},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={327},
  pages={984 - 986}
}
Silicate in the Primordial Soup Direct evidence for how prebiotic synthesis of complex organic molecules paved the way for the origin of life is extremely scarce. Thus, studies are mainly limited to controlled simulations of likely reactions in early Earth conditions. Similarly, chemical reactions in the laboratory may generate the products necessary for biosynthesis, but may nevertheless be geochemically irrelevant. Lambert et al. (p. 984) show that silicate ions, present in Earth's surface… Expand
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