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On the origin of the Murchison meteorite phosphonates. Implications for pre-biotic chemistry

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Ab initio calculations, combined with experimental studies on the anaerobic hydrolysis of phosphaalkynes under thermal and photochemical conditions suggest a potential, exogenous source of reduced oxidation state phosphorus for the early Earth.

Graphical abstract: On the origin of the Murchison meteorite phosphonates. Implications for pre-biotic chemistry

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The article was received on 09 Dec 2005, accepted on 02 Feb 2006 and first published on 10 Mar 2006


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B517497J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2006,0, 1643-1645
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    On the origin of the Murchison meteorite phosphonates. Implications for pre-biotic chemistry

    I. B. Gorrell, L. Wang, A. J. Marks, D. E. Bryant, F. Bouillot, A. Goddard, D. E. Heard and T. P. Kee, Chem. Commun., 2006, 0, 1643
    DOI: 10.1039/B517497J

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