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Asymmetric autocatalysis initiated by achiral nucleic acid base adenine: implications on the origin of homochirality of biomolecules

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Abstract

Enantiomorphous crystals of adeninium dinitrate acted as the source of chirality in asymmetric autocatalysis producing highly enantioenriched (S)- and (R)-5-pyrimidyl alkanols, with the absolute configurations corresponding to that of crystals.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric autocatalysis initiated by achiral nucleic acid base adenine: implications on the origin of homochirality of biomolecules

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The article was received on 10 Jul 2012, accepted on 31 Aug 2012 and first published on 31 Aug 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34928K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 10538-10540
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    Asymmetric autocatalysis initiated by achiral nucleic acid base adenine: implications on the origin of homochirality of biomolecules

    H. Mineki, T. Hanasaki, A. Matsumoto, T. Kawasaki and K. Soai, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 10538
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34928K

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