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  Origin of Homochirality

Klussmann, M., & Blackmond, D. G. (2009). Origin of Homochirality. In J. Zaikowski, & M. Friedrich (Eds.), Chemical Evolution II: From the Origins of Life to Modern Society (pp. 133-145). ACS Symposium Series.

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Klussmann, Martin1, Author              
Blackmond, Donna G.2, Author              
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1Research Group Klußmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Max Planck Society, ou_1445608              
2Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK, ou_persistent22              

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 Abstract: Chirality, the property of an object to be non-superimposable with its mirror image, is a common feature of biological molecules and has intrigued chemists for a long time. Of all the possible combinations, nature uses nearly exclusively L-amino acids and D-sugars and most other chiral molecules in enantiomerically pure form, too. This biological homochirality is regarded as a prerequisite of life as we know it, but how it evolved from a presumably racemic prebiotic Earth remains an open question. It is therefore linked to the general question of the origin of life on Earth itself. An overview is given on this topic focussing on recent experimental results, theoretical models and scenarios that might hold the clues to one of the biggest puzzles of science.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2009-12-20
 Publication Status: Published in print
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Title: Chemical Evolution II: From the Origins of Life to Modern Society
Source Genre: Book
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Zaikowski, J., Editor
Friedrich, M., Editor
Seidel, S. R., Author
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Publ. Info: ACS Symposium Series
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 1025 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 133 - 145 Identifier: DOI: 10.1021/bk-2009-1025.ch007
ISBN: 9780841269804