A simple analogical model for the selection of optical activity and of the most efficient catalysts in the course of molecular evolution

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Analogical models, based on the use of simple hydrodynamic devices are proposed to discuss qualitatively and easily the properties of chemical networks of reactions implying a limited supply of a reagent usable in several parallel autocatalytic reaction pathways. This discussion shows that the racemic state can be unstable at the steady state in such… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00930688

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