Challenging the concept of "recycling" as a mechanism for the evolution of homochirality in chemical reactions.

@article{Blackmond2009ChallengingTC,
  title={Challenging the concept of "recycling" as a mechanism for the evolution of homochirality in chemical reactions.},
  author={Donna G Blackmond},
  journal={Chirality},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={359-62}
}
The concept that "recycling" of reactants may be key to the spontaneous generation of a homochiral state in closed autocatalytic reaction networks has recently been introduced and has been supported by computer simulations of such reaction networks. It has been suggested that unidirectional cycles maintained away from equilibrium may avoid the inevitable establishment of a racemic state, and under such conditions the explicit reverse reactions dictated by microscopic reversibility may be all be… CONTINUE READING

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