Boron Enhances the Thermostability of Carbohydrates
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- Scorei, R. & Cimpoiaşu, V.M. Orig Life Evol Biosph (2006) 36: 1. doi:10.1007/s11084-005-0562-1
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We have studied the effect of borate and pH upon the half-lives of ribose and glucose. Under acidic conditions the presence of boric acid increase the thermo-stability of ribose, while under basic conditions glucose is favored.