Origin of life:

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  • Muchowska, K. B.*; Varma, S. J.; Moran, J.* “Nonenzymatic Metabolic Reactions and Life’s OriginsChem. Rev. 2020, 120, 15, 7708–7744 (link)

  • Preiner, M.; Igarashi, K.; Muchowska, K. B.; Yu, M.; Varma, S.; Kleinermanns, K.; Nobu, M.; Kamagata, Y.; Tüysüz, H.*; Moran, J.*; Martin, W.* “A hydrogen dependent geochemical analogue of primordial carbon and energy metabolism” Nature Ecol. Evol. 2020, 4, 534–542 (link, open access). Previously on Biorxiv 2019, 682955 (link)

  • Preiner, M.; Asche, S.; Becker, S.; Betts, H.; Boniface, A.; Camprubi, E.; Chandru, K.; Erastova, V.; Garg, S.; Khawaja, N.; Kostyrka, G.; Machné, R.; Moggioli, G.; Muchowska, K. B.; Neukirchen, S.; Peter, B.; Pichlhöfer, E.; Radványi, Á.; Rossetto, D.; Salditt, A.; Schmelling, N.; Sousa, F.; Tria, F.; Vörös, D.; Xavier, J. Life 2020, 10, 20 (link)

  • Muchowska, K. B.; Varma, S. J.; Moran, J.* “Synthesis and breakdown of the universal metabolic precursors promoted by iron“ Nature, 2019, 569, 104-107 (link, open access)

  • Muchowska, K. B.*, Chevallot-Beroux, E., Moran, J.* “Recreating ancient metabolic pathways before enzymes”, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2019 27, 2292-2297 (link)

  • Varma, S.J.‡, Muchowska, K. B. ‡, Chatelain, P., Moran, J.* “Native iron reduces CO2 to intermediates and end-products of the acetyl CoA pathway” Nature Ecol. Evol. 2018, 2, 1019-1024 (link, open access)

  • Muchowska, K. B.; Varma, S. J.; Chevallot-Beroux, E.; Lethuillier-Karl, L., Li, G.; Moran, J.* “Metals promote sequences of the reverse Krebs cycle”, Nature Ecol. Evol. 2017, 1, 1716–1721 (link, open access)

Physical organic chemistry:

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  • Muchowska, K. B.; Dominic J. Pascoe, D. J.; Borsley, S.; Mati, I. K.; Adam, C.; Nichol, G. S.; Ling, K. B.; Cockroft, S. L. „Reconciling electrostatic and n→p* orbital contributions in carbonyl interactions“, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 14602-14608 (link)

  • Dominelli-Whiteley, N.; Brown, J. J.; Muchowska, K. B.; Mati, I. K.; Adam, C.; Hubbard, T. A.; Elmi, A.; Brown, A. J.; Bell, I. A. W.; Cockroft, S. L. “Short range cooperativity in hydrogen bond chains” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 7658-7662 (link)

  • Muchowska, K. B.; Adam, C. Mati, I. K.; Cockroft, S. L. “Electrostatic modulation of aromatic rings via explicit solvation of substituents”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 9976–9979 (link)