Polymer Science Faculty Research

Exploring the Mechanisms for Highly Reactive Oxygen Species (hROS) Formation in Oxide Particle Suspensions: Implications for the Origin and Evolution of Life at Mineral Surfaces

Nita Sahai, The University of Akron


The broad goals of our study were to identify processes by which organic molecules may have been destroyed or altered on early Earth, thus affecting the total inventory of organics available for prebiotic synthesis reactions.