Orgueil Meteorite: Organic Nitrogen Contents

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Science  04 Dec 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3649, pp. 1291-1293
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3649.1291


Purines, amino derivatives of sym-triazine, and substituted guanidines isolated from the Orgueil meteorite were identified by chromatographic, spectroscopic, and other techniques. The presence of large amounts of sym-triazine derivatives is of particular interest, because these compounds have no known biochemical significance.