Chirality and Life: A Short Introduction to the Early Phases of Chemical Evolution

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Author: Rolf M. Flügel (auth.)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Genre: Chemistry
Pages: 90
Language: english
Year: 2011
ISBN 10: 3642169767
ISBN 13: 9783642169762
Series: Unknown
Edition: 1
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Synopsis

This book presents the fascinating formation of the first simple bioorganic molecules and describes the hidden aspects of chiral compounds, which raise questions on the molecular beginnings of life. The occurrences of extraterrestrial, non-standard amino acids in meteorites are dealt...