Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 1–11

Boron Enhances the Thermostability of Carbohydrates



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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