Origins of life

, Volume 14, Issue 1–4, pp 91–98 | Cite as

Recent progress in the prebiotic chemistry of HCN

  • Alan W. Schwartz
  • A. B. Voet
  • M. Van Der Veen
Article

Abstract

This article reports some recent results on the mechanisms of synthesis of biologically important molecules in oligomerizing solutions of HCN. It will also attempt to summarize, as completely as possible, our present state of knowledge concerning the range of products obtained under a variety of conditions in this reaction system.

Keywords

Organic Chemistry Geochemistry Reaction System Recent Result Present State 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan W. Schwartz
    • 1
  • A. B. Voet
    • 1
  • M. Van Der Veen
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory For Exobiology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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