Organic Chemistry: Current Research

Organic Chemistry: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0401


Rob Hengeveld

Rob Hengeveld

Knoppersweg 116668 AT Randwijk, Amsterdam

  • Review Article
    A Deductive Approach to Biogenesis!
    Author(s): Rob HengeveldRob Hengeveld

    This article reviews the main arguments on the nature of the early startu p of life. It first puts the biogenetical processes into a physical and systems-theoretical perspective. Biogenesis in this case would not be about the construction of individual molecules according to a chemical approach, but about building up an energetically selfsustaining, dynamically organized chemical system from scratch. Initially, this system would have separated out from generally operating physicochemical processes, gradually becoming more independent of them. As a system, it had to build up its structure stepwise, each stage being more complex and stable than the previous one, without, however, changing its basic structure too much; as long as the structure of a system stays intact, it still operates in the same way even if chemical constituents change. This property of a system became especially usef.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0401.1000135

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