Chiral rotational spectroscopy

Robert P. Cameron, Jöerg B. Göette, Steve M. Barnett

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We describe chiral rotational spectroscopy; a new technique that enables the determination of the individual optical activity pseudotensor components of chiral molecules, in a manner that reveals the enantiomeric constitution of a sample and provides an incisive signal even for a racemate. Chiral rotational spectroscopy could find particular use in the analysis of molecules that are chiral by virtue of their isotopic constitution and molecules with multiple chiral centers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChiral Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Spectroscopy, Chromatography and Emerging Methods
EditorsP.L. Polavarapu
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2018


  • chiral molecules
  • isotopic chirality
  • multiple chiral centers
  • optical activity
  • rotational spectroscopy
  • microwave spectroscopy


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