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On the prebiotic potential of reduced oxidation state phosphorus: the H-phosphinate–pyruvate system

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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.

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The article was received on 08 Feb 2010, accepted on 26 Mar 2010 and first published on 12 Apr 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C002689A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 3726-3728
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    On the prebiotic potential of reduced oxidation state phosphorus: the H-phosphinate–pyruvate system

    D. E. Bryant, K. E. R. Marriott, S. A. Macgregor, C. Kilner, M. A. Pasek and T. P. Kee, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 3726
    DOI: 10.1039/C002689A

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