Fluid-induced organic synthesis in the solar nebula recorded in extraterrestrial dust from meteorites

Vollmer C, Demie Kepaptsoglou D, Leitner J, Busemann H, Spring NH, Ramasse QM, Hoppe P, Nittler LR (2014)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 43, 15338–15343


The direct association of both IDP-like organic matter with dominant C–O bonding environments and nanoglobular organics with dominant aromatic and C–N functionality within one unique grain provides for the first time to our knowledge strong evidence for organic synthesis in the early solar system activated by an anomalous nitrogen-containing parent body fluid.