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Synthesis of urea in cometary model ices and implications for Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

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Urea is considered a fundamental building block in prebiotic chemistry. Its formation on early Earth has not yet been explained satisfactorily and exogenous delivery has been considered. We report on the synthesis along with the first online and in situ identification of urea after exposing inorganic ices to ionizing radiation.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of urea in cometary model ices and implications for Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

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The article was received on 12 Sep 2015, accepted on 04 Nov 2015 and first published on 04 Nov 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07635H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 741-744
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    Synthesis of urea in cometary model ices and implications for Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

    M. Förstel, P. Maksyutenko, B. M. Jones, B.-J. Sun, A. H. H. Chang and R. I. Kaiser, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 741
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07635H

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