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Prebiotic significance of the Maillard reaction
Author(s): Vera M. Kolb; Milica Bajagic; William Zhu; George D. Cody
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Paper Abstract

The Maillard reaction was studied from a prebiotic point of view. We have shown that the Maillard reaction between ribose and common amino acids occurs readily in the solid state at 65°C. The C-13 NMR spectra of the solid insoluble Maillard products of ribose and serine, or alanine or isoleucine were compared to the spectrum of the insoluble organic carbon on Murchison.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5906, Astrobiology and Planetary Missions, 59060T (22 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.625465
Show Author Affiliations
Vera M. Kolb, Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside (United States)
Milica Bajagic, Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside (United States)
William Zhu, Johnson Polymer (United States)
George D. Cody, Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5906:
Astrobiology and Planetary Missions
Richard B. Hoover; G. Randall Gladstone; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Editor(s)

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