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Origins of life

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 307–310 | Cite as

Formation of amino acids from models of Titan and more oxidized atmospheres

  • Masahiro Ishigami
  • Masataka Kinjo
  • Kei Nagano
  • Yuko Hattori
Implications of the Voyager Mission for Extraterrestrial Life

Abstract

Protein and non-protein amino acids were synthesized following hydrolysis of products obtained by high frequency discharge techniques applied to model atmospheres consisting of N2 as a nitrogen source together with CH4 and/or CO2 as a carbon source. Highest yields were obtained in the absence of CO2 and from mixtures rich in CH4. Amino acids would indeed be expected on the frozen surface of Titan with its CH4−N2 atmosphere.

Keywords

Nitrogen Atmosphere Hydrolysis Organic Chemistry Titan 
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References

  1. Ishigami, M.: 1969,Proc. Japan Acad 45, 399.Google Scholar
  2. Miller, S. L. and Orgel, L. E.: 1974,The Origins of Life on the Earth, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Ch. 7.Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Co 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masahiro Ishigami
    • 1
  • Masataka Kinjo
    • 1
  • Kei Nagano
    • 1
  • Yuko Hattori
    • 2
  1. 1.Jichi Medical SchoolTochigi-KenJapan
  2. 2.Kanagawa UniversityJapan

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