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Homochiral imperative of molecular evolution

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  • Jay S. Siegel

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, California
    • Dept. of Chemistry, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0358
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Abstract

An evaluation of some common misconceptions of the racemic state in combination with an articulation of principles for the spontaneous generation and amplification of chirality leads to the conclusion that homochirality in nature is a stereochemical imperative. Chirality 10:24–27, 1998. © 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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