Astrobiology 2022 Apr 7;22(4):462-480. Epub 2022 Feb 7.
Actinium Chemical Research Institute, Rome, Italy.
Alanine and other five proteinogeninc amino acids produced quite easily in exogenous and/or endogenous prebiotic processes, that is, valine, serine, proline, glutamic acid, and aspartic acid (Ala, Val, Ser, Pro, Glu, and Asp, respectively) were studied in the mid- and far-infrared spectral range. This work is an extension of the previous one where other proteinogenic amino acids glycine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan (Gly, Ile, Phe, Tyr, and Trp, respectively) were studied in the mid-infrared and in the far-infrared with the purpose to facilitate the search and identification of these astrobiological and astrochemical relevant molecules in space environments. The molar extinction coefficients () of all mid- and far-infrared bands were determined as well as the integrated molar absorptivities (). Read More