Chirality Amplification – The Accumulation Principle Revisited

  title={Chirality Amplification – The Accumulation Principle Revisited},
  author={William Bonner},
  journal={Origins of life and evolution of the biosphere},
The chirality amplification mechanism proposed by Yamagata in 1966, relying on an Accumulation Principle which involved the parity violating energy difference (1 + ε) presumed to be operative at each step in the formation of a homochiral biopolymer, is briefly surveyed historically. The Accumulation Principle is then examined analytically and found to be incapable of producing a unique homochiral polymer in any realistic polymerization process. The extension of the Accumulation Principle to… CONTINUE READING

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