Chapter 11. On One Hand But Not The Other: The Challenge of the Origin and Survival of Homochirality in Prebiotic Chemistry

  1. Ehud Keinan and
  2. Israel Schechter
  1. Patrick Frank,
  2. William A. Bonner and
  3. Richard N. Zare

Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527612949.ch11

Chemistry for the 21st Century

Chemistry for the 21st Century

How to Cite

Frank, P., Bonner, W. A. and Zare, R. N. (2000) On One Hand But Not The Other: The Challenge of the Origin and Survival of Homochirality in Prebiotic Chemistry, in Chemistry for the 21st Century (eds E. Keinan and I. Schechter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527612949.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 DEC 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302352

Online ISBN: 9783527612949

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Keywords:

  • homochirality;
  • prebiotic chemistry;
  • chiral induction;
  • chiral amplification;
  • amphiphilic vesicles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Symmetry Breaking and Chiral Induction

  • Experimental Studies of Chiral Induction

  • Chiral Amplification and Takeover

  • The Sequestration of Chirality

  • Setting the Scene for Life

  • The Rocky Road to Life?

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgments