Chiral and chemical oscillations in a simple dimerization model

Michael Stich*, Celia Blanco, David Hochberg

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We consider the APED model (activation-polymerization-epimerization- depolymerization) for describing the emergence of chiral solutions within a non-catalytic framework for chiral polymerization. The minimal APED model for dimerization can lead to the spontaneous appearance of chiral oscillations and we describe in detail the nature of these oscillations in the enantiomeric excess, which are the consequence of oscillations of the concentrations of the associated chemical species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-261
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number1
Early online date19 Sept 2012
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2013

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