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Issue 4, 2016
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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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Submitted
12 Sep 2015
Accepted
04 Nov 2015
First published
04 Nov 2015

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 741-744
Article type
Communication

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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