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Biomolecules from HCNIt has been suggested by Sanchez et al. (1967) that HCN might have been one of the more important precursors of biological molecules on the primitive earth. Studies were conducted to determine the mechanisms involved in HCN oligomerizations in dilute aqueous solutions and to identify the compounds which are produced in these oligomerization mixtures. Indirect evidence for the formation of cyanate was obtained along with direct evidence for the formation of citrulline, aspartic acid, and orotic acid.
Document ID
19740050536
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Ferris, J. P.
Wos, J. D.
Ryan, T. J.
Lobo, A. P.
Donner, D. B. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1974
Subject Category
CHEMISTRY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-30-018-148
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF GP-19255
Distribution Limits
Public
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