We discuss the fundamental role played by nonlinear inorganic chemical reactions to understand the minimal conditions for the origin of life. In particular, we propose a focus on the chemo-physical processes that modulate the interplay between self-organisation and self-assembly at the basis of important life-like functionalities. We present results about two proofs-of-concept that support this view. The first pertains the collective behaviours and patterns obtained from networks of autonomous inorganic oscillators confined in self-assembled structures and coupled via chemical communication. The second shows how a specific autocatalytic reaction can trigger conformational changes of self-assembled structures, giving rise to membrane self-division processes.

The relevance of inorganic nonlinear chemical reactions for the origin of life studies / Miele, Y.; Medveczky, Z.; Lagzi, I.; Budroni, M. A.; Rossi, F.. - 900:(2019), pp. 138-150. [10.1007/978-3-030-21733-4_11]

The relevance of inorganic nonlinear chemical reactions for the origin of life studies

Budroni M. A.;
2019

Abstract

We discuss the fundamental role played by nonlinear inorganic chemical reactions to understand the minimal conditions for the origin of life. In particular, we propose a focus on the chemo-physical processes that modulate the interplay between self-organisation and self-assembly at the basis of important life-like functionalities. We present results about two proofs-of-concept that support this view. The first pertains the collective behaviours and patterns obtained from networks of autonomous inorganic oscillators confined in self-assembled structures and coupled via chemical communication. The second shows how a specific autocatalytic reaction can trigger conformational changes of self-assembled structures, giving rise to membrane self-division processes.
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