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Enantiomorphic symmetry breaking in crystallization of molten sodium chlorate

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Abstract

Enantiomorphic symmetry breaking of stirred samples of molten sodium chlorate is demonstrated, revealing the unexpected involvement of an achiral solid phase. The results should stimulate future computational models of nucleation, including symmetry breaking, and have implications for mechanisms that invoke enantiomorphism in natural minerals to explain biohomochirality.

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The article was received on 14 Jul 2010, accepted on 27 Aug 2010 and first published on 17 Sep 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02563A
Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 7634-7636

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    Enantiomorphic symmetry breaking in crystallization of molten sodium chlorate

    M. R. Ward, G. W. Copeland and A. J. Alexander, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7634
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02563A

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