Cyanovinyl Phosphate: A Prebiological Phosphorylating Agent?

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Science  05 Jul 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3836, pp. 53-54
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3836.53


Cyanovinyl phosphate may be prepared by the addition reaction of phosphate to cyanoacetylene. Kinetic studies have established that cyanovinyl phosphate undergoes a slow pseudo-first-order hydrolysis in aqueous solution. Cyanovinyl phosphate converts uridine to uridine monophosphate and phosphate to pyrophosphate.

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