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Prebiotic Photochemistry: From Urey–Miller-like Experiments to Recent Findings Editors: Franz Saija, Giuseppe Cassone


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Photochemistry is an important facet in the study of the origin of life and prebiotic chemistry. Solar photons are the unique source of the large amounts of energy likely required to initiate the organisation of matter to produce biological life. The Miller–Urey experiment simulated the conditions thought to be present on the early earth and supported the hypothesis that under such conditions complex organic compounds could be synthesised from simpler inorganic precursors. The experiment inspired many others, including the production of various alcohols, aldehydes and organic acids through UV-photolysis of water vapour with carbon monoxide. This book covers the photochemical aspects of the study of prebiotic and origin of life chemistry an ideal companion for postgraduates and researchers in prebiotic chemistry, photochemistry, photobiology, chemical biology and astrochemistry.


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The print version of this book is planned for release on 11 June 2021. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 302 pages.

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Copyright year
2021
Print ISBN
978-1-83916-177-3
ePub eISBN
978-1-83916-436-1