Spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking in the limited enantioselective autocatalysis model: abyssal hydrothermal vents as scenario for the emergence of chirality in prebiotic chemistry.

Abstract

The emergence of chirality in enantioselective autocatalysis for compounds unable to transform according to the Frank-like reaction network is discussed with respect to the controversial limited enantioselectivity (LES) model composed of coupled enantioselective and non-enantioselective autocatalyses. The LES model cannot lead to spontaneous mirror symmetry… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/ast.2012.0904

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