Production of Potentially Prebiotic Condensed Phosphates by Phosphorus Redox Chemistry
origins of life, phosphorus, phosphorylation, prebiotic chemistry, redox chemistry
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Bringing phosphorus to life: The prebiotic origin of key biomolecules such as RNA and ATP is contingent on a source of condensed phosphates, such as pyrophosphate and triphosphate. Condensed phosphates can be produced at high yields from the oxidation of H-phosphonate or H-phosphinate. Reactive phosphates were likely abundant on the early earth's surface, setting the stage for prebiotic chemistry that led to the evolution of life.
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition, v. 47, issue 41, p. 7918-7920
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Pasek, Matthew A.; Kee, Terence P.; Bryant, David E.; Pavlov, Alexander A.; and Lunine, Jonathan I., "Production of Potentially Prebiotic Condensed Phosphates by Phosphorus Redox Chemistry" (2008). School of Geosciences Faculty and Staff Publications. 628.