Abiotic Synthesis of Uracil from Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen and Water by Proton Irradiation
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A mixture of <SUP>13</SUP>C-carbon monoxide, nitrogen, and water was irradiated with high energy protons. <SUP>13</SUP>C-Labelled uracil was identified in the product by GC/MS, resulting in confirmed abiotic formation of uracil, one of the RNA bases.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 1997(9), 903-904, 1997-09
The Chemical Society of Japan