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- adj. enantiomerically pure (containing a single enantiomer)
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There are multiple potential pathways to enantiopure molecules, and one of these is as simple as having the newly formed ribose come in contact with a mineral surface like montmorillonite.
A scenario for homochiral evolution based on our amplification mechanism was hinted at some years ago27, and it also shares some similarities with the suggestion that chiral enrichment may result from the selective dissolution of only one enantiopure crystal of a conglomerate in a microenvironment28, but seems ultimately much simpler.
Here we demonstrate that irradiation of a racemic amino acid derivative with CPL leads to a small amount of chiral induction that can be amplified readily to give an enantiopure solid phase.