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Formaldehyde—A Key Monad of the Biomolecular System

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Author(s): Christian R. Noe | Jerome Freissmuth | Peter Richter | Christian Miculka | Bodo Lachmann | Simon Eppacher

Journal: Life
ISSN 2075-1729

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 486;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: formaldehyde | D-glucose | prebiotic | stereoelectronic effect | helical chirality

ABSTRACT
Experiments will be presented and reviewed to support the hypothesis that the intrinsic reactivity of formaldehyde may lead to the formation of a rather comprehensive set of defined biomolecules, including D-glucose, thus fostering concepts of evolution considering the existence of a premetabolic system as a primordial step in the generation of life.
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