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A sulphobe is a film composed of formaldehyde and thiocyanates alleged to have lifelike properties. The name is a portmanteau of sulphur microbe. Sulphobes were a subject in the researches of Alfonso L. Herrera, a biologist who studied the origin of life.[1][2]


  1. ^ Herrera, A. L. (1942). "A New Theory of the Origin and Nature of Life". Science. 96 (2479): 14. Bibcode:1942Sci....96...14H. doi:10.1126/science.96.2479.14. PMID 17838641.
  2. ^ Negrón-Mendoza, A. (1995). "Alfonso L. Herrera: A Mexican pioneer in the study of chemical evolution". Journal of Biological Physics. 20 (1–4): 11–15. doi:10.1007/BF00700417. S2CID 91627918.

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