Serine Sublimes with Spontaneous Chiral Amplification
Sublimation of near-racemic samples of serine yields a sublimate which is highly enriched in the major enantiomer; this simple one-step process occurs under relatively mild conditions, and represents a possible mechanism for the chiral amplification step in homochirogenesis.
Perry, R. H., Wu, C., Nefliu, M., & Cooks, R. G. (2007). Serine Sublimes with Spontaneous Chiral Amplification. Chemical Communications, (10), 1071 - 1073. https://doi.org/10.1039/B616196K. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cnso_chemphys_facarticles/180