The synthesis of some lipid-like structures in simulated primeval Earth conditions.


Starting from a simple gas mixture rich in methane, suggested as being a model of the primeval atmosphere for a certain time period, we succeeded in synthesizing lipid-like compounds. The hydrophobic nature of the products was demonstrated by IR, NMR, MS, elementary analysis, gel filtration measurements and solubility tests. The hydrophobic products self… (More)


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