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Formation of Amino-acids by Thermal Decomposition of Formamide—Oligomerization of Hydrogen Cyanide

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Heyns and Pavel1 reported on the pyrolytic decomposition of glycine in which small amounts ot other amino-acids (alanine, aspartic acid, α-aminobutyric acid) and other carboxylic acids (fumaric acid, oxalic acid, succinic acid) were found. The formation of hydrogen cyanide was also confirmed in the reaction mixture.

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  1. Institute of Molecular Evolution and Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida



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