Advances in BioChiralityEdited by
- G. Pályi
- C. Zucchi, Department of Chemistry, University of Modena, Via Campi 183, I-41100 Modena, Italy
- L. Caglioti, "La Sapienza", P.le A. Moro 5, 1-00185 Rome, Italy
For chemists, theoretical topologists, physicists, palaeontologists, biologists, space scientists and pharmaceutical and materials industries with an interest in chirality.
Published: July 1999
Every chemist working with chiral compounds and also every biologist has obviously already asked the question: "How did the molecular and macroscopic homochirality of biological systems evolve starting from a racemic prebiological world? And furthermore, how perfect is this homochirality and what are its general consequences?" This book which is based on the contributions presented at an international symposium on biological homochirality offers the first comprehensive review of these fundamental questions of biochirality. It is a real gold mine of ideas for further research to everybody interested in this very far-reaching subject including chemists, biologists, physicists, geologists and even cosmochemists.
László Markó, University of Veszprem, Hungary