Chiral molecules spectroscopy

Peacock, R.D. and Stewart, B. (2014) Chiral molecules spectroscopy. In: Reedijk, J. (ed.) Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering. Elsevier: Oxford, pp. 65-81. ISBN 9780124095472 (doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-409547-2.00912-4)

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The theory of circular dichroism (CD) is presented including both the magnetic-dipole electric-dipole (E1-M1) and the electric-quadrupole electric-dipole (E1-E2) mechanisms. A survey of the CD and the circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) spectra of co-ordination compounds follows: the CD of the d-d transitions of transition metal compounds; the CPL of Cr(III) and lanthanide (rare earth) complexes; the CD of internal ligand transitions (exciton coupling); CD and CPL of the charge-transfer spectra of second and third row transition metal polypyridyl complexes and the CD of metal-metal bonded species. The chapter finishes with an account of X-ray Natural Circular Dichroism.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Peacock, Dr Robert
Authors: Peacock, R.D., and Stewart, B.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:omprehensive Coordination Chemistry II

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