True and false chirality and parity violation

Barron, L.D. (1986) True and false chirality and parity violation. Chemical Physics Letters, 123(5), 423 - 427. (doi:10.1016/0009-2614(86)80035-5)

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Systems that exhibit distinguishable enantiomers under space inversion are not necessarily chiral. A new definition of chirality is proposed that enables true and false chirality to be distinguished. This definition is reinforced by a consideration of parity violation, which lifts only the degeneracy of the space-inverted enantiomers of truly chiral systems.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barron, Professor Laurence
Authors: Barron, L.D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Physics Letters
Publisher:Elsevier Science
ISSN (Online):1873-4448

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