The Astrophysical Formation of Asymmetric Molecules and the Emergence of a Chiral Bias †

  title={The Astrophysical Formation of Asymmetric Molecules and the Emergence of a Chiral Bias †},
  author={Adrien Garcia and C. Meinert and H. Sugahara and N. Jones and S. Hoffmann and U. Meierhenrich},
The biomolecular homochirality in living organisms has been investigated for decades, but its origin remains poorly understood. It has been shown that circular polarized light (CPL) and other energy sources are capable of inducing small enantiomeric excesses (ees) in some primary biomolecules, such as amino acids or sugars. Since the first findings of amino acids in carbonaceous meteorites, a scenario in which essential chiral biomolecules originate in space and are delivered by celestial… Expand
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