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  • noun uncountable The condition of being enantiopure
  • noun countable The extent to which a material is enantiopure


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  • One can easily imagine the coexistence of solid and dissolved amino acids under a range of environmental conditions in a prebiotic landscape, and high ee could then evolve from an initially small imbalance in ee if (1) the amino acid forms a racemic compound rather than a conglomerate; (2) the amino acid exhibits high enantiopurity at its eutectic; and (3) the amino acid acts with high selectivity as an asymmetric catalyst in solution phase transformations.

    Chirality of life: Another false positive? - The Panda's Thumb


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