A Reaction Model for Generation of Enantiomers

Kazutoshi IWAMOTO

Department of Material Science and Technology, School of High-Technology for Human Welfare, Tokai University; 317 Nishino, Numazu-shi 410-0395 Japan

Stabilities of steady states in a reaction model for generation of enantiomers were studied and conditions for spontaneous appearance of an optically acitive state were clarified. In this reaction system, an excess of either D- or L-enantiomer is realized as a result of competition between two stereoselective, autocatalytic reactions of the respective enantiomers and is determined by chance.

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