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Homochirality beyond grinding: deracemizing chiral crystals by temperature gradient under boiling

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Abstract

A single-chirality solid phase can be obtained in boiling solutions containing a racemic mixture of left- and right-handed enantiomorphous crystals due to dissolution–crystallization cycles induced by a temperature gradient. This phenomenon provides further insights into asymmetric amplification mechanisms under presumably prebiotic conditions.

Graphical abstract: Homochirality beyond grinding: deracemizing chiral crystals by temperature gradient under boiling

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The article was received on 05 Aug 2011, accepted on 11 Oct 2011 and first published on 03 Nov 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC14857E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 12786-12788
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    Homochirality beyond grinding: deracemizing chiral crystals by temperature gradient under boiling

    C. Viedma and P. Cintas, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12786
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC14857E

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