Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 21(4), 359 (2005).

Discrimination of D-Enantiomers of Amino Acids from L-Ones through an Inorganic Reaction
Research Institute for Integrated Science, Kanagawa University, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1293, Japan
This paper reports on an inorganic reaction that performs complete discrimination of D- and L-enantiomers from each other in an aqueous solution at room temperature. This is the first finding of an inorganic reaction that acts like an organic biosystem in the sense that such a kind of complete discrimination of enantiomers is a matter solely done through biosystems in nature. We also assume that they suggest significant concerns with not only analytical chemistry in regards to the discrimination of isomers, but also with cosmo/geo-chemistry.