Raman optical activity of tartaric acid and related molecules

Barron, L.D. (1978) Raman optical activity of tartaric acid and related molecules. Tetrahedron, 34(5), pp. 607-610. (doi: 10.1016/0040-4020(78)80061-1)

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The Raman optical activity spectra of (2R, 3R) (+)- and (2S,3S) (−)-tartaric acid, (2R, 3R) (+)-dimethyl tartrate, (2R,3R) (−)-2,3-butanediol and (2S, 3S) (+)-dibenzoyl tartaric acid are presented. A large couplet at about 500cm−1 in the first three molecules, which probably originates in deformations of a chiral structural unit, might serve as an indicator of conformation and absolute configuration.

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:Tetrahedron
Publisher:Pergamon Press
ISSN (Online):1464-5416

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