Chemistry Letters
Online ISSN : 1348-0715
Print ISSN : 0366-7022
ISSN-L : 0366-7022
Abiotic Synthesis of Uracil from Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen and Water by Proton Irradiation
Kensei KobayashiToru Tsuji
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1997 Volume 26 Issue 9 Pages 903-904

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A mixture of 13C-carbon monoxide, nitrogen, and water was irradiated with high energy protons. 13C-Labelled uracil was identified in the product by GC/MS, resulting in confirmed abiotic formation of uracil, one of the RNA bases.

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© 1997 The Chemical Society of Japan
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