These are preliminary reports that have not been peer-reviewed. They should not be regarded as conclusive, guide clinical practice/health-related behavior, or be reported in news media as established information. For more information, please see our FAQs.
Mirror Symmetry breaking .pdf (250.6 kB)
Mirror Symmetry Breaking in Micelles of N-Stearoyl Serine Enantiomers
Preprints are manuscripts made publicly available before they have been submitted for formal peer review and publication. They might contain new research findings or data. Preprints can be a draft or final version of an author's research but must not have been accepted for publication at the time of submission.
Circular dichroism spectra were recorded for micellar aggregates of N-stearoyl (L or D) serine in H2O or D2O. Micelle formation kinetics differed markedly in H2O, but in D2O the enantiomers showed similar spectral characteristics. The results confirm previous observations (1) that described differences in the thermodynamic properties of enantiomers, in contrary to the reigning dogma. The comparison of spectral properties indicates that this phenomenon depends on the interactions with H2O and is not due to trivial contamination.