Additional Views on Prebiotic Molecules

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


The field of the origin of life research is a relatively new but rapidly growing area of research. It is not the purpose of this book to review all scientific progress in this branch. Indeed, such book would have to be quite thicker, not to mention expensive. However, several ideas that have recently come up concerning the early Earth and life’s origins include CO2 and/or TiO2 as the main protagonists. We wish to mention to a certain extent these ideas and show that photochemistry might have played a vital role in the process by which we came to being.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SpectroscopyJ. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i.PragueCzech Republic

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