Why only L amino acids?
David G. Rhodes
rhodes at MODEL.PHR.UTEXAS.EDU
Thu Jul 7 13:44:26 EST 1994
What about coriolis force as an admittedly weak but chiral force???
I seem to recall (~4 years ago) a crystallization/precipitation that
resulted in a helical structure (Nature paper?). The authors repeated the
experiment in a colleague's lab south of the equator, and got the opposite
chirality. They could not explain the mechanistic details, as I remember,
but suggested that coriolis force might be involved.
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