Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 1–11

Boron Enhances the Thermostability of Carbohydrates


DOI: 10.1007/s11084-005-0562-1

Cite this article as:
Scorei, R. & Cimpoiaşu, V.M. Orig Life Evol Biosph (2006) 36: 1. doi:10.1007/s11084-005-0562-1


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CraiovaCraiovaRomania

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