Molecular and chiral analyses of some protein amino acid derivatives in the Murchison and Murray meteorites

@article{Pizzarello2001MolecularAC,
  title={Molecular and chiral analyses of some protein amino acid derivatives in the Murchison and Murray meteorites},
  author={Sandra Pizzarello and George Cooper},
  journal={Meteoritics \& Planetary Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={897-909}
}
— The varied organic suite extracted from the Murchison meteorite contains several amino acids that are common to the biosphere. Some of these have been found to be non-racemic, but the indigenous nature of their L-enantiomeric excesses has been subject to debate in view of possible terrestrial contamination. We have investigated two amino acids of common terrestrial and meteoritic occurrence, alanine and glutamic acid, and assessed their indigenous enantiomeric ratios in the Murchison and… Expand
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