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Solvated-electron production using cyanocuprates is compatible with the UV-environment on a Hadean–Archaean Earth

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UV-driven photoredox processing of cyanocuprates can generate simple sugars necessary for prebiotic synthesis. We investigate the wavelength dependence of this process from 215 to 295 nm and generally observe faster rates at shorter wavelengths. The most efficient wavelengths are accessible to a range of potential prebiotic atmospheres, supporting the potential role of cyanocuprate photochemistry in prebiotic synthesis on the early Earth.

Graphical abstract: Solvated-electron production using cyanocuprates is compatible with the UV-environment on a Hadean–Archaean Earth

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The article was received on 06 Oct 2017, accepted on 17 Nov 2017 and first published on 15 Jan 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07748C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 1121-1124
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    Solvated-electron production using cyanocuprates is compatible with the UV-environment on a Hadean–Archaean Earth

    Z. R. Todd, A. C. Fahrenbach, C. J. Magnani, S. Ranjan, A. Björkbom, J. W. Szostak and D. D. Sasselov, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 1121
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07748C

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