# what analogues of adenosine triphosphate can exist in aliens?

Adenosine triphosphate, or abbreviated ATP, is a universal source of energy for all biochemical processes occurring in living systems, in particular for the formation of enzymes on our planet, but what analogues of ATP could be used by alien organisms and are there any alternatives to it that could produce less energy than adenosine triphosphate?

• Quick. Someone say something about Fluorine! May 31 at 11:14
• what does fluorine have to do with it, can it be used by aliens as atp? May 31 at 13:16
• No clue. But there are a bunch of people here lately who just love to talk about fluorine! May 31 at 13:16
• we'll get to that later May 31 at 13:32
• You can use just about any molecule to transfer energy, as long as you can get the energy out of it. May 31 at 14:04

A partial list of analogues of ATP could fill text books. its listed as $$C_{10}H_{16}N_{5}O_{13}P_3$$. Does not take much modifications to have a really big problem space.