Title

On the Prebiotic Potential of Reduced Oxidation State Phosphorus: the H-phosphinate–pyruvate System

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C002689A

Abstract

H-Phosphinic acid and pyruvic acid, both plausible prebiotic chemicals, react selectively in water to build structural complexity including amide bond formation under remarkably mild conditions and oxidative coupling of P1 compounds to condensed pyrophosphorus compounds.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Chemical Communications, v. 46, p. 3726-3728

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