Prebiotic chemistry on Titan

Quantum mechanical calculations find that the electronic and structural properties of a polymer called polyimine, which is formed from hydrogen cyanide, a molecule that is likely central to prebiotic chemistry, could potentially facilitate prebiotic reactions under the ultra-cold conditions on Saturn’s moon Titan, according to a study. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-06634: “Polymorphism and electronic structure of polyimine and its potential significance for prebiotic chemistry on Titan,” by Martin Rahm, Jonathan I. Lunine, David A. Usher, and David Shalloway.