Dicyandiamide: Possible Role in Peptide Synthesis during Chemical Evolution

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Science  26 Mar 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3665, pp. 1574-1575
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3665.1574


Dicyandiamide promotes certain dehydration condensations under conditions possible on primitive Earth. The effect of this compound in promoting peptide syntheses was studied.