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amino acid
« on: May 24, 2006, 04:05:55 AM »
How to synthesize an amino acid (alanine) with just water, H2, CH4, NH3, and light? Can you give me any suggestion on how to start the reaction/mechanism?  Thank you

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Re: amino acid
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2006, 04:45:00 AM »
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Re: amino acid
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2006, 03:12:24 PM »
I check this website, but it does not explain how the mechanism works?  I have also check alot of website with Miller experiments on google. Do you have any idea how to begin a reaction?  Thank You

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Re: amino acid
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2006, 02:46:44 AM »
Most of reaction have a radical mechanism. It is very difficult to predict such a mechanism. In my links you can find a sketched mechanism to obtain glycine and photo of apparatus for a prebiotic synthesis. More data are in Miller papers.
Alanine is hypothetically synthesized through the glycine.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2006, 05:07:41 AM by AWK »
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Re: amino acid
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2006, 12:58:38 AM »
thank you

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