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Table 2 Organic compounds detected in the Murchison carbonaceous chondrite

From: Prebiotic Chemistry: What We Know, What We Don't

Class Concentration (parts per million) Compounds identified
Aliphatic hydrocarbons >35 140
Aromatic hydrocarbons 22 87
Polar hydrocarbons <120 10
Carboxylic acids >300 48
Amino acids 60 74
Hydroxy acids 15 38
Dicarboxylic acids >30 44
Dicarboximides >50 2
Pyridine carboxylic acids >7 7
Sulfonic acids 67 4
Phosphonic acids 2 4
N-Heterocycles 7 31
Amines 13 20
Amides Nd 27
Polyols 30 19
Imino acids nd 10
Total 778 565
  1. Adapted from (Pizzarello et al. 2006)
  2. nd not determined