Light Enhanced Decarboxylations by Proteinoids

  • A. Wood
  • H. G. Hardebeck


The work reported here was carried out during the period 1966–67 when the authors were privileged to work at the Institute of Molecular Evolution under Professor Fox. His enthusiasm for the thermally-prepared proteinoid as a model for the origin of prebiotic protein led us to investigate whether, in addition to its catalytic and structural properties, it could function as an energy absorbant. This stemmed from the observation that, despite prolonged dialysis, the proteinoid remained pigmented.


Amino Acid Mixture Photodynamic Action Photosensitize Oxidation Free Tryptophan Spontaneous Decay Rate 
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© Plenum Press 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Wood
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. G. Hardebeck
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Waite Agricultural Research InstituteUniversity of AdelaideGlen OsmondSouth Australia
  2. 2.Institut fur Anatomie und Physiologie HaustiereUniversitat BonnBonnGermany

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