The Life Story of Hydrogen Peroxide III: Chirality and Physical Effects at the Dawn of Life

@article{Ball2015TheLS,
  title={The Life Story of Hydrogen Peroxide III: Chirality and Physical Effects at the Dawn of Life},
  author={Rowena Ball and John Brindley},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  year={2015},
  volume={46},
  pages={81-93}
}
  • R. Ball, J. Brindley
  • Published 2015
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres
It is a remarkable observed fact that all life on Earth is homochiral, its biology using exclusively the D-enantiomer of ribose, the sugar moiety of the ribonucleic acids, and the L-enantiomers of the chiral amino acids. Motivated by concurrent work that elaborates further the role of hydrogen peroxide in providing an oscillatory drive for the RNA world (Ball & Brindley 2015a, J. R. Soc. Interface 12, 20150366, and Ball & Brindley 2015b, this journal, in press), we reappraise the structure and… Expand
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