Chemistry and Physics Faculty Articles

Title

Serine Sublimes with Spontaneous Chiral Amplification

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

Chemical Communications

ISSN

1359-7345

Issue/No.

10

First Page

1071

Last Page

1073

Abstract

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.

Comments

©The Royal Society of Chemistry 2007

Additional Comments

NSF grant #: CHE-0412782

DOI

10.1039/B616196K

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