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Elementary asymmetry and biochirality: no longer twinned.

Authors
  • Cintas, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
ChemPhysChem
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Jul 16, 2001
Volume
2
Issue
7
Pages
409–410
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/1439-7641(20010716)2:7<409::AID-CPHC409>3.0.CO;2-B
PMID: 23696523
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Were L-amino acids selected by living organisms because of their parity-violating energy advantage? Despite the negligible magnitude of this energy, it has been frequently invoked that the excess of the more stable L-enantiomer might have been amplified during evolution. Two high level ab initio calculations have recently challenged this assumption.

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