The Chemical Evolution Of Prebiotic And Biotic Materials

832 Words4 Pages
The work presented here attacks the issue of understanding the chemical evolution of prebiotic and biotic materials, such as amino acids, from multiple fronts. From an observational standpoint, the identification of carbodiimide in the ISM for the first time has added a new molecule to the known molecular inventory. Beyond this result, and perhaps more importantly, it has hopefully opened others up to the possibility that searches for molecules that should be undetectable under LTE conditions may yet be fruitful. With the thoughtful exploitation of phenomena such as masing, important transient or intermediate species, which have a non-negligible effect on the overall chemical and physical evolution of a system, may yet be detected.

Through the studies of chp presented here, it has been shown that careful examination of the chemistry and chemical environments probed by the observations can provide a robust and deep insight into the mechanisms at work and the species present. Without any laboratory work having been conducted, and examining only archival observational data, chm was dismissed as the carrier of B11244 based on an analysis of the emph{chemistry} at work in the environments where it had been detected. This work now expands, seeking to explore how chp can probe the environments, and the thus-far rare conditions in which it is present in detectable abundance.

Again, using only archival observational data, a serious gap in the completeness of state-of-the-art

More about The Chemical Evolution Of Prebiotic And Biotic Materials

Get Access