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Stability of Pyruvic Acid Adsorbed Onto Clays and Exposed to Ionizing Radiation: Relevance in Chemical Evolution


R. C Acosta-Fernández, A. Heredia-Barbero and A. Negrón-Mendoza, Institute of Nuclear Sciences (ICN), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)


Chemical evolution, Pyruvic acid, Clays, Gamma radiation


Chemical evolution studies focus on the synthesis and stability of organic molecules during various transformative physicochemical processes. Gaining insight into the possible mechanisms behind these processes requires the use of various energy sources and catalysts that can produce such transformations. In this work, ionizing radiation (60Co) was used as a source of energy, and two clays with different exchangeable cations-sodium and iron (III)-were combined with pyruvic acid, a key alpha keto acid in metabolism….



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