Discrimination in the dispersion interaction between odd-electron chiral molecules

Barron, L.D. and Johnston, C.J. (1987) Discrimination in the dispersion interaction between odd-electron chiral molecules. Molecular Physics, 62(4), pp. 987-1001. (doi: 10.1080/00268978700102721)

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The time-odd part of the molecular optical activity tensor is shown to provide new contributions to the discriminating dispersion interaction between chiral molecules in degenerate states. Detailed calculations on a hypothetical odd-electron chiral transition metal complex of O* symmetry indicate that the new discriminating contributions could be within an order of magnitude of the conventional discriminating contributions. In the near zone, the new contributions have the usual R -6 dependence, but in the wave zone they depend on R -7, unlike the conventional discriminating contributions which depend on R -9.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barron, Professor Laurence
Authors: Barron, L.D., and Johnston, C.J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Molecular Physics
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1362-3028

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