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Issue 21, 2010
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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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Submitted
08 Feb 2010
Accepted
26 Mar 2010
First published
12 Apr 2010

Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 3726-3728
Article type
Communication

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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