Insoluble organic matter in chondrites: Archetypal melanin-like PAH-based multifunctionality at the origin of life?

1d’Ischia, M.,1Manini, P.,2Martins, Z.,3Remusat, L.,4O’D. Alexander, C.M.,5Puzzarini, C.,6Barone, V.,7Saladino, R.
Physics of Life Reviews 37, 65-93 Link to Article [DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2021.03.002]
1Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via Cintia 4, Naples, 80126, Italy
2Centro de Química Estrutural, Departamento de Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, Lisboa, 1049-001, Portugal
3Institut de minéralogie, de physique des matériaux et de cosmochimie, UMR CNRS 7590, Sorbonne Université, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 61 rue Buffon, Paris, 75005, France
4Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, 5241 Broad Branch Road, NW Washington, DC 20015-1305, United States
5Department of Chemistry “Giacomo Ciamician”, University of Bologna, Via F. Selmi 2, Bologna, I-40126, Italy
6Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, Pisa, I-56126, Italy
7Biological and Ecological Sciences Department (DEB), University of Tuscia, Via S. Camillo de Lellis, Viterbo, 01100, Italy

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