Chemical and Physical Models for the Emergence of Biological Homochirality.
Topics in current chemistry, December 2012
Hein JE, Gherase D, Blackmond DG, Jason E. Hein, Dragos Gherase, Donna G. Blackmond
The past several decades have witnessed the development of a number of different experimental approaches to help understand how the homochirality of biological molecules might have evolved in a prebiotic world. This chapter reviews chemical and physical models with a special focus on recent developments in attrition-enhanced deracemization of conglomerates, a process that combines solution phase chemical interconversion of enantiomers with thermodynamic and kinetic considerations of solubility, crystal growth, and dissolution.
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