Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere

, Volume 16, Issue 3–4, pp 224–225 | Cite as

Theoretical studies of interstellar isomers

  • D. J. DeFrees
  • A. D. McLean
General Session — Prebiotic Evolution in Extra-Terrestrial Environments


Organic Chemistry Geochemistry 


  1. DeFrees, D. J., Binkley, J. S., Frisch, M. F., and McLean, A. D. 1986, ‘N-protonated hydrogen isocyanide, H2NC*. An observable interstellar species?’,J. Chem. Phys, manuscript in preparation.Google Scholar
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  3. DeFrees, D. J., McLean, A. D., and Herbst, E. 1985, ‘Theoretical investigation of the interstellar CH3NC/CH3CN ratio’,Ap. J.,293, 236.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. DeFrees
    • 1
  • A. D. McLean
    • 2
  1. 1.Molecular Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.IBM Almaden Research CenterSan JoseUSA

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