Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

46_29b/2007Inside Cover: Phase Selection of Calcium Carbonate through the Chirality of Adsorbed Amino Acids (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 29/2007)

Chiral crystallization additives can determine the phase selection of calcium carbonate. W. Tremel and co-workers show this phenomenon in their Communication on page 5618 ff. for d and l amino acids, which adsorb chiroselectively on the surface of terraced calcite surfaces. Conversely, calcite may serve as a template during the formation of homochiral amino acids from racemic precursors.

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