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Constant AMP synthesis in aqueous solution by electric discharges

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An electric discharge was made through a gas mixture of N2 (7 cm Hg), H2 (14 cm Hg) and CO2 (14 cm Hg) over an aqueous solution (100 ml, pH 7.6) of adenosine (0.02 M) and phosphate (0.2 M) in a 5 liter vessel simulating primitive earth conditions. AMP was produced at a constant rate in the solution, and the yield reached about 2% in two months.

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Yamagata, Y., Mohri, T., Yamakoshi, M. et al. Constant AMP synthesis in aqueous solution by electric discharges. Origins Life Evol Biosphere 11, 233–235 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00931388

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  • Phosphate
  • Aqueous Solution
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Adenosine
  • Geochemistry