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Formation of biologically relevant carboxylic acids during the gamma irradiation of acetic acidIrradiation of aqueous solutions of acetic acid with gamma rays produced several carboxylic acids in small yield. Their identification was based on the technique of gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry. Some of these acids are Krebs Cycle intermediates. Their simultaneous formation in experiments simulating the primitive conditions on the earth suggests that metabolic pathways may have had their origin in prebiotic chemical processes.
Document ID
19770035040
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Negron-Mendoza, A. (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Ponnamperuma, C. (Maryland, University College Park, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: Origins of Life
Volume: 7
Subject Category
SPACE BIOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-21-002-317
Distribution Limits
Public
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