Jul 1, 1977

Photochemical formation of pyruvic acid in a solution of acetaldehyde and ammonium nitrate

Zhurnal evoliutsionnoĭ biokhimii i fiziologii
T A TeleginaT E Pavlovskaia

Abstract

It has been demonstrated that UV irradiation of acetaldehyde (2.5%) and ammonium nitrate (1.5%) solutions results in the synthesis of the pyruvic acid (PA). With the increase in the duration of irradiation, the yield of the produced PA decreases which is associated both with its photolysis and with its further transformations, for instance, into amino acids. The results obtained are discussed in relation to abiogenic synthesis of biologically important compounds in prebiological evolution and to possible development of metabolic pathways which are found in contemporary organisms.

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Amino Acids, I.V. solution additive
Pyruvate Measurement
Metabolic Pathway
Nitrates
Photolysis
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
Cell Transformation
Acetaldehyde
Pyruvates
Pyruvic Acid

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