Simulated cometary matter as a test for enantiomer separating chromatography for use on comet 46P/Wirtanen.

@article{Meierhenrich2001SimulatedCM,
  title={Simulated cometary matter as a test for enantiomer separating chromatography for use on comet 46P/Wirtanen.},
  author={Uwe J. Meierhenrich and Wolfram H-P Thiemann and Guillermo M Mu{\~n}oz Caro and Willem A. Schutte and James M. Greenberg},
  journal={Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={329-34}
}
The Cometary Sampling and Composition Experiment on board of European Space Agency's cornerstone mission ROSETTA is designed to identify organic molecules in cometary matter in situ by a combined pyrolysis gas chromatographic and mass spectrometric technique. Its capillary columns coated with chiral stationary phases received considerable attention, because they are designed for separations of non-complex enantiomers to allow the determination of enantiomeric ratios of cometary chiral organic… CONTINUE READING