A simple two-group model for Rayleigh and Raman optical activity

Barron, L.D. and Buckingham, A.D. (1974) A simple two-group model for Rayleigh and Raman optical activity. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 96(15), pp. 4769-4773. (doi: 10.1021/ja00822a008)

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Rayleigh and Raman circular intensity differentials are calculated for a dissymmetric molecule comprised of two neutral optically inactive groups. The dominant mechanism has no counterpart in optical rotation, being of longer range than Kirkwood's dynamic-coupling interaction that leads to optical rotation. Differential scattering increases with increasing separation of the two groups, whereas optical rotation decreases. Predicted magnitudes are of the order of those observed. The signs of the effects give the absolute configuration of the molecule.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barron, Professor Laurence
Authors: Barron, L.D., and Buckingham, A.D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Journal of the American Chemical Society
Publisher:American Chemical Society
ISSN (Online):1520-5126

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