The octahedral (111) faces of nanodiamond could also form polygon-shaped organic molecules, such as the hexagonal ben-zenoids and the pentagon fructose. These ring molecules are building blocks of complicated amino acids of proteins (Fig. 2.5). They are also necessary for assembling into the base components of DNA.
During the supernova's explosion, the surface of most nanodi-amond might be converted to graphitic layers, among them were fullerenes and carbon onions. The curved surface atoms may form
the mold or they flake off to become hexagonal and pentagonal molecules (Fig. 2.6). The absorbent on hexagons might assemble to form benzinoids. The ribose could be imaged from fructose. If phosphate molecules were around in the primordial broth of the Earth, the primitive RNA might be assembled by chance.
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