On the prebiotic potential of reduced oxidation state phosphorus: The H-phosphinate-pyruvate system

David E. Bryant, K. E R Marriott, Stuart A. Macgregor, Colin Kilner, Matthew A. Pasek, Terence P. Kee

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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 P 1 compounds to condensed pyrophosphorus compounds. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3726-3728
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume46
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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