2 posts tagged with chemistry by nicolas léonard sadi carnot.
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"Silicon based life" is a perennial sci-fi trope - I guess because silicon and carbon share similar-ish valency properties. Has anyone actually tried to flesh out what a silicon chemistry complex enough to support protein analogues would look like? Or more broadly, has anyone proposed schemata for complex, self-replicating chemistries that differ substantially from those we know?
What's this molecule? An antibiotic of some kind, I think? I've tried Google'ing based on its IUPAC name, no luck.