Serine sublimes with spontaneous chiral amplification

Richard H. Perry, Chunping Wu, Marcela Nefliu, R. Graham Cooks

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Sublimation of near-racemic samples of serine yields a sublimate which is highly enriched in the major enantiomer; this simple one-step process occurs under relatively mild conditions, and represents a possible mechanism for the chiral amplification step in homochirogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1071-1073
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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