Distribution and enantiomeric composition of amino acids in the Murchison meteorite

  title={Distribution and enantiomeric composition of amino acids in the Murchison meteorite},
  author={Michael H. Engel and Bartholomew S. Nagy},
Early determinations of the amino acid distribution in water extracts of the Murchison meteorite revealed unusual amino acids, including isovaline (Ival), α-aminoisobutyric acid (α-Aiba) and pseudoleucine (Ple), as well as common ones such as glycine (Gly), alanine (Ala) and glutamic acid (Glu)1–10. Amino acids that could be resolved into their respective D- and L-enantiomers were reported to be racemic (see, for example, refs 1, 3, 5), although small sample size might have hindered the precise… Expand

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