On the Prebiotic Potential of Reduced Oxidation State Phosphorus: the H-phosphinate–pyruvate System
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H-Phosphinic acid and pyruvic acid, both plausible prebiotic chemicals, react selectively in water to build structural complexity including amide bond formation under remarkably mild conditions and oxidative coupling of P1 compounds to condensed pyrophosphorus compounds.
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Chemical Communications, v. 46, p. 3726-3728
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Bryant, David E.; Marriott, Katie E.R.; Macgregor, Stuart A.; Kilner, Colin; Pasek, Matthew A.; and Kee, Terence P., "On the Prebiotic Potential of Reduced Oxidation State Phosphorus: the H-phosphinate–pyruvate System" (2010). School of Geosciences Faculty and Staff Publications. 621.