Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 351, Issue 1, pp 213–218 | Cite as

Thermodynamic models of the distribution of life-related organic molecules in the interstellar medium

  • Michel Y. Dolomatov
  • Nadezhda A. ZhuravlevaEmail author
Original Article


New equilibrium thermodynamic distribution models of organic substances important to life in giant molecular clouds are suggested. These models use the normal distribution law of the standard enthalpy and the free energy (Helmholtz energy) for various organic molecules, amino acids, and nucleic acid components. These models were used to forecast organic molecule resources in the interstellar medium of the observable universe. The resources of the main biological molecules were estimated from radio-astronomical data.


Giant molecular clouds Free energy (Helmholtz energy) Standard enthalpy of formation Amino acids Nucleobases Life-related organic molecules Interstellar medium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Y. Dolomatov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nadezhda A. Zhuravleva
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Physics of Electronic Processes and NanophysicsUfa State Academy of Economics and ServiceUfaRussian Federation
  2. 2.Physical Electronics and Nanophysics DepartmentBashkir State UniversityUfaRussian Federation
  3. 3.Economic Informatics DepartmentUfa State Aviation Technical University (USATU)UfaRussian Federation
  4. 4.UfaRussian Federation

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