Origins of Life (GRS)

Challenging Paradigms in Prebiotic Chemistry

Topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Keywords: see below

Date: /22/23/ January 2022, Oxnard (CA), USA, North America

More Information, Contact: Laura.Rodriguez [at] jpl.nasa.gov

  

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Origins of life studies have long approached the problem by focusing on the prebiotic synthesis of modern, biologically relevant molecules and the conditions under which their synthesis is favored. Such an approach has led to descriptive models for the prebiotic synthesis, reactivity, and polymerization of such compounds, yet more general reaction trends and the extent to which prebiotic systems can chemically evolve over time remains an open question..