Origins of life

, Volume 14, Issue 1–4, pp 123–130 | Cite as

Formation of bioorganic compounds in aqueous solution induced by flames

  • Shinya Nomoto
  • Michiaki Takasaki
  • Hiroshi Naraoka
  • Kaoru Harada
Article

Abstract

Flames of flammable gases, when blown against a surface of an aqueous solution of organic compounds, were found to induce oxidation as well as other reactions in the solution. This reaction would be regarded as a new model for formation of bioorganic molecules in the primitive hydrosphere exposed to some radical-containing atmosphere.

Keywords

Oxidation Atmosphere Aqueous Solution Organic Chemistry Geochemistry 

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References

  1. 1.
    K. Harada, J. Terasawa, and S. Suzuki, Naturwiss.,65, 259 (1978)Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinya Nomoto
    • 1
  • Michiaki Takasaki
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Naraoka
    • 1
  • Kaoru Harada
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe University of TsukubaNiihari, IbarakiJapan

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