Experiments on the origins of optical activity

  title={Experiments on the origins of optical activity},
  author={William Bonner and Jose J. Flores},
  journal={Origins of life},
Two recent reports claim that (1) aqueous L-aspartic acid polymerizes faster than D-Asplin the presence of kaolin at 90°, and (2) L-phenylalanine is adsorbed by kaolin more extensively than D-Phe at pH 6 (the reverse being true at pH 2). The novelty of these observations and their potential significance for the origin of optical activity has prompted us to… CONTINUE READING